The water in the streams of West Virginia remains orange with Trump as President

22 Feb

  President Trump revoked the Stream Protection Rule in February of this year. This rule protected against the dumping of hazardous waste into the nearby streams of coal mining communities. This decision will largely effect the wildlife and health of our local streams. As a citizen of West Virginia I am outraged by this action […]

One Mans Mistake, is his Whole Groups Downfall.

22 Feb

Due to the data fabrications of a colleague, researcher Sophie Martin has decided to retract her paper that was published in the 2015 Journal of Cell Biology. Pranav Ullal admitted to falsifying results along with two figures in his paper after being called by Sophie. Her suspicion first arose when she failed to replicate the […]

Scientists Challenge 14-Day Human Embryo Growth

22 Feb

As research gives sight of critical period of human development, Scientists propose the reconsideration of 14-day legal embryo experimentation limit. Researchers from Cambridge University have made an alarming, conflictual discovery regarding the growth of human embryos, keeping them alive beyond the stage when they would implant a mother’s womb. In the study the embryos were […]

Impending Use of Gene Editing Brings Controversy

22 Feb

According to a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, germline editing for clinical trials of heritable diseases could one day be permitted for serious conditions. However, only non-heritable clinical trials to treat or prevent diseases and disabilities are permitted at this time. Editing the genetic makeup of human embryos is now coming into […]

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 […]