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Ethics in Journalism

4 Dec

“It was just one of those situations when you question everything you do. No room for mistakes,” said Brooke Chaplain. Chaplain is one of the multimedia reporters on WTRF 7 News located in Wheeling, WV. Chaplain experienced a difficult ethical dilemma this past summer. She was on the scene for the terrible flooding that took place in the […]

An Ethical Dilemma

4 Dec

In February of 2013, Pete Mundo was an Oklahoma radio personality who did the play-by-play for one particular high school basketball team. A snowstorm was brewing prior to a weekend tournament, so everyone involved – coaches, teams, media – went in advance of the snowstorm. After a safe arrival, the tournament got cancelled – but the snow had already […]

When a journalist succumbed to bullies

4 Dec

To Neal Justin, then a young regional reporter in Illinois 25 years ago who had been tipped off about a local judge who, because of an alleged addiction to alcohol, usually slept through court sessions only to later hand down “irrational” judgements, getting to the bottom of the matter was a no-brainer. However, Justin, 23 […]

Ethics in the Newsroom: A Business of Details

4 Dec

As professional journalists must filter through mass amounts of sensitive information every day in order to provide the public with the knowledge it needs, ethical dilemmas are inevitable. Ashley Craig, now the assistant city editor at the Charleston Gazette-Mail, has dealt with her fair share of ethical issues in her nine years working as a […]

Ethics and Journalism

4 Dec

For many journalists, there are ethical decisions that they come across that can be somewhat difficult to handle. Mitch Vingle covers West Virginia University sports for the Charleston Gazette-Mail. For Vingle, he has certainly come across his fair share of ethical situations in his journalistic career. “There’s been a longstanding argument that accepting media and parking […]

Cycling lanes for Morgantown: So close, yet so far

12 Oct

If everything goes according to schedule, Morgantown may finally have its own cycling lanes next summer. That is if.   Despite having a population that tops 30,000, according to the US Census Bureau, the West Virginia college town still has almost no dedicated bicycle lanes, with its only cycling infrastructure in Granville.  “[But even] Granville […]

Morgantown Municipal Airport and Morgantown City Council Talks of Improvement

25 Sep

New business was discussed at the Morgantown City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 19 2017. Of the new business, one of the topics brought upon by the city manager was the improvements at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. Among the improvements to the Morgantown airport brought up by the City Manager, Paul Brake, was extending the […]

Possible Tif Tax Causes Controversy

24 Sep

“Why is Sunnyside so important? Do we do everything for WVU? Do they prosper at the expense of everybody else in this city?” These were the words of Morgantown citizen James Giuliani at the September 19th City Council meeting. His displeasure came from the hot button issue of the night-the plan for a “tax increment […]

The ethics of Twitter with David

24 Apr

As the public opinion of journalist changes in this era filled with doubts of legitimacy and accusations of fake news, so too much journalist change their methods to prove to the public that they can be trusted. David Fahrenthold, a Washington Post reporter who covered Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and now covers Trump’s administration said […]

Bob Hertzel: A Secret Disclosed

24 Apr

Bob Hertzel is a 75 year old Journalist who was born in New Jersey, and grew up knowing he was destined to be a sports journalist from a young age. Hertzel began his career writing sports for the Wilmington Delaware News Journal, but followed his dreams to the Atlanta Journal in Georgia to specialize in […]