New Ethics for News Managers

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July 22, 2014 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

New Ethics for News Managers
This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of EEJ.
Originally Broadcast On:
July 22, 2014
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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In this virtual classroom, participants can join in a seminar led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty. This screencast includes live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.

Managing the culture of your news organization in the 21st Century is more challenging than ever. In addition to socializing new hires to the ethical climate, ensuring everyone is employing a healthy process, and trying to prevent public disasters and expensive libel suits, editors and managers have to spot evolving pressure points, write new policies and encourage their staff to think about new business models. How can you possibly do all that? In this session, we'll explore the skills and knowledge you need to build an ethical culture in your newsroom across different departments within your company, and among your freelancers and contributors.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to socialize new employees into the ethical decision making culture in your newsroom
  • How to create an environment in which employees are comfortable talking about decisions they face
  • How to ensure all departments are part of ethical discussions
  • How to instill a process for making ethical decisions, rather than setting down rules
  • How social media and the digital age in general affect the ethics of journalism
Who Should Take this Course:

Managers, producers and editors who want to create a positive environment for ethical decision making in their newsrooms.

Course Instructor:

Kelly McBride

Kelly McBride is the vice president at The Poynter Institute. She is a writer, teacher and one of the country's leading voices when it comes to media ethics. She has been on the faculty of The Poynter Institute since 2002 and is editor, along with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute, of The New Ethics of Journalism : Principles for the 21st Century.

Her other work involves Poynter’s Sense-Making Project, a Ford Foundation project examining the transformation of journalism from a profession of a few to a civic obligation of many, the effects of technology on democracy, and the media habits of the millennial generation. She conducts workshops in newsrooms and at journalism conventions across the country. Twice she has traveled to South Africa to lead advanced reporting and writing seminars geared toward reporters working in a young democracy. You can follow her on Twitter at @kellymcb.


Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation was established in 1982 by Edith Kinney Gaylord to support projects designed to improve the quality and ethical standards of journalism. The Foundation provides grants to journalism institutions nationwide. An Advisory Committee meets periodically to review requests and recommend grants, after which the Directors act on the recommendations and if approved, distributions are made.

EEJF underwent a strategic planning process in 2008 to redefine areas of interest in order to increase its impact in grant-making.

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