Snapshot of Final Paper: The Topic of Objectivity

Originally, I had wanted to research the current state of social media guidelines, but decided to change course and expand on a topic that I had recently posted about – objectivity. Last week, I wrote an entry on the matter of objectivity. I questioned if it was possible to be completely objective in journalism? Besides linking … More Snapshot of Final Paper: The Topic of Objectivity

“It Is Our Choices, Harry, That Show What We Truly Are, Far More Than Our Abilities” —Albus Dumbledore

Yes. My draft begins with a quote from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Why? Because I like Harry Potter and also, because I feel that this particular quote speaks volumes about the topic at hand. I began my research by referring to NPR, SPJ and the Associated Press. I felt their codes were very clear and easy … More “It Is Our Choices, Harry, That Show What We Truly Are, Far More Than Our Abilities” —Albus Dumbledore

Questioning Ethics – Verifying The Anonymous

For this week’s analysis, I rummaged through several articles from a variety of sources before landing on an interesting investigation led by iMediaEthics’ editor-in-chief Rhonda Roland Shearer on the media’s coverage of Egypt. You can find her investigation here. What I found most intriguing was the article entitled, “NY Times Never Called Me! Anonymous Sources, Fact Check Failures Rule … More Questioning Ethics – Verifying The Anonymous