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#Media Ethics


April 4th, 2024 • Quill Archives
Let’s Do Better: 2023’s egregious breaches in journalism ethics

Every good journalist knows the importance of adhering to high ethical standards, but each year, some fail to do so. The past year was no different. Let’s face it, our image has been tarnished for quite a while, and it doesn’t help when colleagues confirm the questionable integrity many Americans already suspect.


July 21st, 2021 • Featured, Quill Archives, Bookshelf
Interview: Jerry Ceppos and “Covering Politics in the Age of Trump”

Jerry Ceppos, former executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News and vice president of news at Knight Ridder, got to “sit out” reporting on the Trump administration, thanks to his current position as a distinguished professor of journalism at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication.


March 6th, 2018 • Code Words
On-Air Interviews – A Complex Equation

Journalists must know when to move discussions off air. Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, granted many interviews to journalists Monday that produced several accusations and conflicting statements.


January 16th, 2018 • Code Words
The Power of Words

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?,” President Donald Trump reportedly asked Thursday at a White House meeting discussing immigration policies and protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador and the African continent.