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 Are white actors unemployed because of 'ethnic castings' for TV Pilots? Deadline.com apologizes
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Are white actors unemployed because of 'ethnic castings' for TV Pilots? Deadline.com apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
April 01, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A coalition of national Latino, African American, Asian American and Native American groups issued a  statement denouncing entertainment news site Deadline.com's article, "Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic...
Did Buzzfeed fake Nola reporter's quotes about transgender murder victim?
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Did Buzzfeed fake Nola reporter's quotes about transgender murder victim?
By: Sydney Smith
March 31, 2015 11:44 PM EST
The Times-Picayune was criticized last month for calling murdered transgender woman, Penny Proud, a man in a story on the newspaper's NOLA.com website. In its reporting on the criticism, BuzzFeed quoted one of...
NPR Expands Ethics Code after Conflict of Interest incident
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NPR Expands Ethics Code after Conflict of Interest incident
By: Sydney Smith
March 31, 2015 05:46 AM EST
NPR expanded its ethics code to require anyone who works for NPR -- not just the news division -- and anyone whose work is broadcast or distributed by NPR follow the code, ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen reported. The...
Public Editor: Toronto Star can say 'Dentists are frightening'
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Public Editor: Toronto Star can say 'Dentists are frightening'
By: Sydney Smith
March 30, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Ontario Press Council ruled that it was OK for Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick to say "even the kindest dentist is alarming" and other negative comments about dentists. Mallick told readers that she...
Empire's Malik Yoba not fired for drugs? Inquisitr retracts 'rumor'
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Empire's Malik Yoba not fired for drugs? Inquisitr retracts 'rumor'
By: Sydney Smith
March 29, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Inquisitr backed off claims that actor Malik Yoba was fired from Fox's Empire TV show resulting from a drug problem.  Yoba played Vernon Turner, who (spoiler alert) in the season finale this month was...
Sky News Source kills self, Network offered 'Condolences' to family
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Sky News Source kills self, Network offered 'Condolences' to family
By: Sydney Smith
March 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Sky News offered "condolences" because one of the people it reported on died by suicide,  the Guardian reported. Brenda Leyland, who had posted on Twitter hundreds of negative remarks about the parents of...
 Why did Australian Newspaper ID Woman who Criticized Her Boss in Letter to Editor?
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Why did Australian Newspaper ID Woman who Criticized Her Boss in Letter to Editor?
By: Sydney Smith
March 27, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A woman wrote a letter to the editor criticizing her employer.  She asked the paper to make her anonymous so she wouldn't get in trouble. But the newspaper, the Gladstone Observer in Queensland, Australia,...
Daily Mississippian Regrets Publishing Cartoon, Normalized Violence against Women
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Daily Mississippian Regrets Publishing Cartoon, Normalized Violence against Women
By: Sydney Smith
March 27, 2015 03:57 AM EST
"In hindsight we would not have published" a cartoon readers found offensive, Daily Mississippean's editor-in-chief Lacey Russell told media blogger Jim Romenesko. The paper is the student newspaper of the...
3rd Reporter Convicted, Bribed UK Soldier for News of the World
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3rd Reporter Convicted, Bribed UK Soldier for News of the World
By: Sydney Smith
March 26, 2015 05:25 AM EST
Former News of the World royal reporter Ryan Sabey aided and abetted misconduct in public office because he paid a soldier for stories about Prince Harry, the UK Press Gazette reported. Sabey is the third "out of...
Jeremy Clarkson fired from BBC after Attack on Producer, 'A line has been crossed'
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Jeremy Clarkson fired from BBC after Attack on Producer, 'A line has been crossed'
By: Sydney Smith
March 25, 2015 07:33 PM EST
Jeremy Clarkson has been kicked off the BBC for good. "It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract," BBC director general Tony Hall said in a...
Victim's Mom asks: Why did The Hollywood Reporter reveal graphic autopsy details after train kills daughter?
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Victim's Mom asks: Why did The Hollywood Reporter reveal graphic autopsy details after train kills daughter?
By: Sydney Smith
March 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
After a film crew member named Sarah Jones was hit and killed last year by a train in Georgia during work on the Midnight Rider biographical movie of Gregg Allman, the Hollywood Reporter published the graphic autopsy...
 When Sports Journalism Runs Foul, Ethics Conference April 10
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When Sports Journalism Runs Foul, Ethics Conference April 10
By: Sydney Smith
March 24, 2015 09:11 AM EST
What is the role of ethics in sports journalism? That question will be addressed at the upcoming journalism ethics conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, held April 10 by the school's Center for...
Daily Caller Blogger Quit, No Anti-Fox News Stories allowed
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Daily Caller Blogger Quit, No Anti-Fox News Stories allowed
By: Sydney Smith
March 23, 2015 11:00 AM EST
Daily Caller blogger Mickey Kaus quit after four years with the site, accusing the conservative site of unpublishing his article "attacking" Fox News, Kaus told Politico. "I wrote a piece attacking Fox...
Reuter's Selma Photo had both Obama, Fmr. Pres. Bush, Why not NY Times?
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Reuter's Selma Photo had both Obama, Fmr. Pres. Bush, Why not NY Times?
By: Sydney Smith
March 23, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times did not crop out former president George W. Bush and his wife Laura from a photo of a commemorative march in Selma, Alabama, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan reported earlier this...
Did Australia's Telegraph Doctor its Front Page Photo?
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Did Australia's Telegraph Doctor its Front Page Photo?
By: Sydney Smith
March 22, 2015 08:20 AM EST
Was an exclusive front-page photo of a man who police have labeled a person of interest in a child's disappearance doctored by The Australian Daily Telegraph? The Telegraph denies it Photoshopped the photo. A News...
4 Sun Journalists paid Public Officials, But Not Guilty of Bribery
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4 Sun Journalists paid Public Officials, But Not Guilty of Bribery
By: Sydney Smith
March 22, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Four Sun journalists were found not guilty of bribing public officials, Reuters reported, even though one of the officials pleaded guilty and was put in jail. Chief reporter John Kay, executive editor Fergus Shanahan,...
Who faked the Kendall Jenner Interview on Bruce Jenner? US Weekly won't say
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Who faked the Kendall Jenner Interview on Bruce Jenner? US Weekly won't say
By: Sydney Smith
March 21, 2015 07:29 PM EST
Us Weekly admitted to publishing a fake interview with reality star Kendall Jenner after she complained on Twitter, but still failed to be transparent and identify the reporter responsible. "Shame...
Community editor Plagiarizes in 7 Articles at Ohio Student Newspaper
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Community editor Plagiarizes in 7 Articles at Ohio Student Newspaper
By: Sydney Smith
March 21, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Miami Student, a newspaper based at Miami University in Ohio, fired community editor Sammie Miller for plagiarizing in seven articles. According to the Miami Student's editor-in-chief Katie Taylor,  a...
300+ Complaints that Guardian's Scottish cartoon was racist, Readers Editor defends 'Right to Offend'
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300+ Complaints that Guardian's Scottish cartoon was racist, Readers Editor defends 'Right to Offend'
By: Sydney Smith
March 20, 2015 05:00 AM EST
More than 300 readers complained to the Guardian about a cartoon that suggested "incest and Scottish country dancing" were UK Labour party priorities in Scotland, Guardian readers editor Chris Elliott reported this...
BBC Investigates Top Gear host Clarkson, Separate Report Clears him of Racism
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BBC Investigates Top Gear host Clarkson, Separate Report Clears him of Racism
By: Sydney Smith
March 19, 2015 05:00 AM EST
More than 100 people have complained to UK media regulator OfCom over the controvrsy surrounding car show Top Gear and its host Jeremy Clarkson, the Guardian reported. As iMediaEthics has reported, Clarkson was...
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