Director, Journalism and Media Ethics
Subramaniam (Subbu) Vincent is director for the Journalism and Media Ethics program. Subbu's focus is on developing tools and frameworks to help advance new norms in journalism practice, ethical news product design and new vocabulary and signals to help the public process and demand ethical media. During 2017-18, Subbu was Tech Lead for The Trust Project at the Markkula Center. Prior to working for the Center, he was a 2016 John S Knight fellow at Stanford University. In his media career, he was publisher and editor-in-chief for two news magazines in Bangalore, India. Prior to that, he was a software engineer in Silicon Valley. READ FULL BIO
Articles by Subbu Vincent
The George Floyd protests highlight differences between White and Black America’s dual narratives.
To accurately interpret our media today, it’s important we understand a few basic concepts, or “literacies” as Subbu Vincent refers to them.
In today’s politicized society, trust in media is a common refrain, however values need to be addressed first.
Both traditional journalism and social media are unwilling to reconsider their newsworthiness exemptions for politicians. This is particularly problematic in the midst of a global public health crisis because it drives unethical behavior in society.
Despite Twitter’s, Google’s and Facebook’s varying guidelines for handling political ads, the largest platforms still require additional guardrails to protect our democracy.
With political advertising, a convened American public, where speech and counter-speech are offered in context, does not have a seat at the table.
Will Facebook's imminent News Tab feature help the public more seamlessly access credible local and national journalism without stumbling on junk along the way? This is the demand-side question.
New Facebook policy grants wide berth to politicians’ speech in newsfeed.
The president’s interest in nuking hurricanes got into the news cycle last month, but one CNN reporter’s news article is an example of thoughtful work under deadline.
Ethical journalism practices require that presidential Tweets not serve as the story.
The news media is making progress on how to responsibly and ethically report on mass shootings.
A short guide to where Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube disagree on content moderation.
How do the U.S. DOJ’s espionage-linked charges against Julian Assange bear press freedom?
This article analyzes some of the media's early judgment of presumed guilt for the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia.
Ethics and the argument for reparations.