Ethics

26 Apr

Rachel Magnone Professor Bass Investigative Journalism The idea of journalism is sometimes conflicted with journalistic ethics. In cases like these, the individual journalist or organization must determine which one should be prioritized. One goal for a journalist is to distribute information, the ethical concern of privacy and confidentiality limits the spreading of certain information, and […]

Watch What You Say

26 Apr

Journalists face ethical dilemmas at some point in their career. There isn’t always a clear answer on what to do and most times the decisions are different for each individual journalist. Journalists often have to use their own judgement and try to decide the right thing to do in the particular situation. Law360 Courts Reporter, […]

The Dilemmas of Journalism

26 Apr

It was just another call to a crime scene for Herald-Standard reporter Robert Gillispie. At this scene laid a 22-year-old male gunshot victim who was struck in the leg and the buttocks. Naturally, Gillispie pulled out his camera and started filming. It didn’t take long for on-lookers to criticize Gillispie’s decision to film a man […]

Ethics in Journalism – The Everyday Dilemma

26 Apr

Facing ethical issues as a professional journalist comes with the territory. That is why Brad McElhinny, Co-Editor of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, says he faces ethical issues everyday. McElhinny says that no one specific ethical dilemma came to mind at the time of the interview, but he did acknowledge it is often a matter of simple […]

Covering the WVU M.B.A. controversy

26 Apr

WVU M.B.A. controversy In October of 2007, Heather Bresch, a West Virginia University graduate and the daughter of Senator Joe Manchin, was promoted to chief operating officer of Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Just after her promotion, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discovered that her academic credentials claiming she had an Masters in Business Administration from WVU were false. After […]

A Home Run in Ethics

26 Apr

By: Hannah Goetz Bob Hertzel has been covering sports for most of his life. Early on in his career he began covering the Cincinnati Reds.   Hertzel explained to me how the world of sports journalism has changed since he got started. With social media everything is put on blast into the world and no […]

Ethics in Journalism: Making the right decision

26 Apr

Ethical dilemmas are one of the toughest decisions any journalist will have to make throughout their careers in their line of work. It doesn’t matter if that person is in print or television, is in their first year or 30th year; every journalist faces ethical decisions in the span of their work lives. An ethical […]

Ethics in Journalism

26 Apr

As a journalist, it is our duty to report the truth to the public. But what if getting the story out there crosses ethical boundaries? It is a situation Madison Fleck found herself in last while working as the Editor in Chief at the Daily Athenaeum.  The paper had a story about gay escorts and […]

Ethics in the Workplace

26 Apr

Erin Saldirs used to write all of the print media for Progressive Insurance on Progressive’s website. “My entire posts were based upon ideas that have either been issues or are issues that we have consistently caught others breaking,” Saldirs says. While writing for Progressive, she ran into a few ethical issues in the workplace. The biggest ethical issue […]

A Controversial Start

26 Apr

Andrew Havranek has been with West Virginia’s news station, WDTV, since June of 2014, but that does not mean that he has not has his share of ethical dilemmas along the way. One in particular, started his career on a controversial note. Havranek just started at the news station, working as a reporter trying to […]