As journalism has moved online, the traditional journalism ethics dilemmas around fairness, accuracy, and inclusivity have become more complicated.
With its focus on digital journalism ethics, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is exploring those complexities: In a world of bloggers and online infotainment, who is a journalist? How can journalism harness the diversity of online voices to provide a richer view of the world? How can serious journalism set itself apart in the digital realm? Working with leading editors and publishers, we are exploring these questions and developing technological tools to establish trustworthiness online.
Richard Gingras on Tools for Good Citizenship
Commentary on Journalism Ethics
The President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation references The Trust Project.
Leading news outlets establish transparency standards to help readers identify trustworthy news sources
Nonpartisan, Center-hosted effort offers disclosures about the news outlet, author, and commitments behind a story.
The Knight Foundation has provided $100,000 of funding to the Ethics Center.
Journalism Ethics Programs
The Trust Project
The Trust Project develops digital strategies to signal trustworthiness in reporting to both audiences and search engines.Learn More
Executive Roundtable on Digital Journalism Ethics
News executives, entrepreneurs, technology, and digital media leaders share ideas, network, and brainstorm solutions to some of journalism’s most pressing problems.Learn More