Final Project

The Huntington News and the Ethics of Reporting on Sexual Assault

Part I: Ethics of Reporting on Sexual Assault Reporting on sexual assault in an ethical way, without causing further harm to victims or failing to confirm facts, is an issue that journalists have constantly struggled with. In recent years, the topic has come to the forefront of national conversation several times as victims’ rights advocates… Continue reading The Huntington News and the Ethics of Reporting on Sexual Assault

Advancing a Story

Advancing the Story: Fact-Checking Bitch Media

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the independent feminist website Bitch Media published an article called “We Are Still Here, We Persevere: A Dispatch From Standing Rock.” The article is a great perspective on the Standing Rock protests by Rebecca Nagle, a queer Cherokee Nation citizen and co-director and co-founder of the Monument Quilt and FORCE Upsetting… Continue reading Advancing the Story: Fact-Checking Bitch Media

Kennedy's Class

Who Owns the News?

My Journalism Ethics course was recently taken over by guest professor Dan Kennedy for several weeks. Besides being a professor, Kennedy is a commentator for WGBH, a panelist on “Beat the Press” and previously wrote for The Guardian and The Boston Phoenix. In our first class, Kennedy talked about corporate ownership of news organizations. Part of what we talked… Continue reading Who Owns the News?

Ethical Case Study

Ethics Presentation: The U.S. Olympics and Leaked Medical Records

I. The Case On Sept. 13, a group called Fancy Bear hacked the World Anti-Doping Agency’s database and released the private medical information of four U.S. Olympians.  The group, possibly the same Russian hackers that penetrated the Democratic National Committee, published the private information of  gymnast Simone Biles, basketball gold medalist Elena Delle Donne, and tennis stars Venus… Continue reading Ethics Presentation: The U.S. Olympics and Leaked Medical Records