The Journalist’s Toolbox – Ethics, Taste, Sensitivity . Current Affairs Quiz 4. Private Lynndie England was found guilty of what? With all the hurricanes, what might we run out of this year? What is Israel doing in Gaza? Why? Renee Zellweger is seeking what from Kenny Chesney?
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His story led to Cantrell v. Forest City Publishing Co. (1974), a false light invasion of privacy lawsuit.
Mrs. Cantrell was not present during his visit to her home.Former OU Journalism Student Joe Eszterhas
He thus became a once-hot screenwriter of such movies as “Flashdance,” “Jagged Edge,” “Basic Instinct.”Former OU Journalism Student Joe Eszterhas
Adapted from: “Beyond the Bounds: When to speak up, and why” on Poynteronline
Who is Matt Drudge?
By Bob Steele – Poynteronline
1. What do I know? What do I need to now?
2. What is my journalistic purpose?
3. What are my ethical concerns?
4. What organizational policies and professional guidelines should I consider?
5. How can I include other people, with different perspectives and diverse ideas, in the decision-making process?
6. Who are the stakeholders -- those affected by my decision? What are their motivations? Which are legitimate?
7. What if the roles were reversed? How would I feel if I were in the shoes of one of the stakeholders?
8. What are the possible consequences of my actions? Short term? Long term?
9. What are my alternatives to maximize my truthtelling responsibility and minimize harm?
10. Can I clearly and fully justify my thinking and my decision? To my colleagues? To the stakeholders? To the public?
-- John Carroll, former editor of the L.A. Times
"As a New Yorker who watched the whole [Sept. 11] incident outside my window…seeing the poster in Starbucks directly across from Ground Zero adds some resonance that perhaps the people in Seattle did not grasp," fumed customer Gregory Moore, who first complained to the Post.
"We deeply regret if this ad was in any way misinterpreted to be insensitive or offensive, as this was never our intent. The poster, promoting Tazo Citrus and Tazoberry beverages, was designed to create a magical place using bright colors and whimsical elements such as palm trees and dragonflies."
Starbucks Press Release 6/16/2002