MercatorNet: promoting human dignity

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.

We need a new framework for news

Natalie Fenton | 12 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: journalism, media ethics, News of the World
The phone-hacking scandal is an opportunity to re-evaluate journalistic ethics to help the media support democracy.

Page 1 of 2 :  1 2 > 

Follow MercatorNet
subscribe to newsletter
Sections and Blogs
Family Edge
Sheila Reports
Reading Matters
Demography Is Destiny
Conniptions (the editorial)
contact us
our ideals
our People
our contributors
Mercator who?
partner sites
audited accounts
advice for writers
New Media Foundation
Suite 12A, Level 2
5 George Street
North Strathfield NSW 2137
+61 2 8005 8605
skype: mercatornet

© New Media Foundation 2015 | powered by Encyclomedia | designed by Elleston