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Media Ethics


Can we stop making terrorists and shooters famous?

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: mass shootings, media ethics, terrorist attack
Le Monde makes a first move.


The Pope needs a communications Swiss Guard to protect him - from himself

Alistair Nicholas | 4 Jul 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: media ethics, Pope Francis


7 reasons why the Pope’s gaffes are OK

Michael Cook | 30 Jun 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: homosexuality, media, media ethics, Pope Francis


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.


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