Ethics

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Merriam Webster defines ethics as “a set of moral principles: a theory or system of moral values” and “the principles of conduct that govern an individual or a group.”

courtesy John Quinones

John Quiñones made his name in the 1980s and '90s as a correspondent for ABC News, reporting first from Central America, and later covering issues around the world that had not received much widespread exposure in this country.

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Seventy years after World War II came to a conclusion, some of the realities of war have changed a lot – especially in terms of technology.  But Lake Effect contributor Art Cyr says there are some issues – and some debates that haven’t changed.

Up close and personal - that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed.

Should the Media Consider Ethics when Reporting Tragic Events?

Jun 5, 2014
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The shocking stabbing of a 12-year girl in Waukesha by two of her friends has attracted media attention from around the world, largely for its connection to writings and a character on a horror fiction website.  The accused girls' names have been all over the news, as they stand charged in adult court for attempted murder.

Meanwhile, the story of the mass shooting in Santa Barbara, California, has raised concerns by some about the level of attention given to the murderer, who left a lengthy manifesto offering his rationale for the depraved act he was about to commit.

Move Over, Newsman: Media Ethicist Says We're All Journalists Today

Feb 28, 2014
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Do you think of yourself as a journalist? One media ethicist says you should - and you should follow the rules that go along with the title.