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Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism [Rush Limbaugh Caller Upset at Local Hacks]
J-lab.org ^ | Scott Rosenberg

Posted on 01/15/2013 11:37:32 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

With journalism entrepreneurs launching local news startups at a rapid pace, the local news landscape is evolving ­– and so are the rules of the road guiding ethical decisions.

Where a bright ethical line once separated a newsroom from its business operations, one person now often wears multiple hats, as editor, business manager and grants writer. Site publishers navigate new kinds of critical decisions daily. This guide examines a number of them. You can click to any topic in any order. Or, you can cruise through the Table of Contents.

On every page you'll find a box that says, "Share your story." We invite you to weigh in with an ethical problem you faced – and your solution. Your participation will help inform a work in progress.

(Excerpt) Read more at j-lab.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; failure; journalism; media
Christie was a caller to Rush Limbaugh's show today (about 2:25 pm Eastern)...she was astounded and appalled that her LOCAL NEWS didn't say a damn word about the murder of our Libyan Ambassador back on September 11.

Christie "woke up" at that moment.

Christie has given a voice to something I've been saying here on FR for a while: that local journalists can be and often ARE just as biased as most national networks

But we have more leverage with the local papers, radio staions, and tv stations....let's make sure we are HEARD!

1 posted on 01/15/2013 11:37:43 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
But we have more leverage with the local papers, radio staions, and tv stations....let's make sure we are HEARD!

What about bloggers?

2 posted on 01/15/2013 11:39:53 AM PST by humblegunner
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What about bloggers?

I thought you didn't like bloggers. :p

3 posted on 01/15/2013 11:44:44 AM PST by wastedyears (Obama and Democrats to Republicans: "LOL!")
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’re not “low infomation voters”... instead, they are ignorant, lazy, apathetic individuals who are too stupid or indifferent to take an interest in educating themselves about the policies, laws, politicians, and other societal ills that adversely impact not only their life, but those of their spouse and children. Idiots.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 11:48:32 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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