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Media Ethics

Sensational headlines about dementia ‘breakthroughs’ are damaging to patients and their families

June Andrews | 4 May 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: dementia, health policy, media ethics

Best of enemies

Michael Cook | 21 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, homosexuality, media ethics, same-sex marriage, USA
A documentary about the 1968 debate between William F. Buckley Jr and Gore Vidal reveals a lot about the media.

How big media (do not) promote debate on gay marriage

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 August 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, media ethics, same-sex marriage

Banned words? How about better speech!

Denyse O'Leary | 2 Aug 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: censorship, media ethics, politically correct

All lives are worth saving

Paul Russell | 16 July 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: media ethics, suicide

In traditional media, fact doesn’t matter any more, only social virtue

Denyse O'Leary | 8 Apr 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: media ethics, new media, rape culture

Stretching the truth past the breaking point

Tim Wallace | 18 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islamic State, media, media ethics, propaganda
The barbarism of the Islamic State is real enough, so why fabricate atrocities?

Dealing with graphic content is a moral minefield for journalists

John Jewell | 14 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: graphic images, media ethics
Should images of man's inhumanity to man appear in the mainstream media?

Swimming against the click-stream

David D. Judson | 10 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, media ethics, Stratfor
The editor-in-chief of Stratfor explains how the media ecosystem works.

Catching Fire shows how to make a brilliant sequel

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 09 December 2013 | POPCORN |  
tags: media ethics, teen movies, The Hunger Games

Mea Maxima Culpa: an exposé of an exposé

Sean Murphy | 02 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, media ethics, sexual abuse
The scandal of an abusive priest in Wisconsin was ghastly enough. But a powerful documentary misrepresents how the Catholic Church dealt with it.

Shoot first, aim later

Michael Kirke | 04 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Ireland, media ethics
Ireland's Press Council was praised by the Leveson Inquiry. But it hasn't put a stop to the group think in the Irish media.

Girl violence and the parent gap

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: girls, media ethics, parenting, violence
Violence among teenage girls -- towards each other, towards strangers -- is a growing problem in many countries.

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

Joanna Bogle | 01 December 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: cyberbullying, internet, media ethics
In the age of the Internet there is only one way to get rid of tabloid tactics.

A rap over the knuckles for offensive lyrics

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: media ethics, sexualisation of children
The latest move in Britain’s clampdown on the sexualization of children is a warning to broadcasters to keep offensive lyrics off the radio waves at times when children are likely to be listening.

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