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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Journalism Ethics Programs

Krishna Bharat, who led a team developing Google's news product, addresses the Executive Roundtable on Digital Journalism Ethics.

With today’s innovative news enterprises and robust technologies, journalism has a powerful opportunity to engage afresh with its foundational principles.

We have seized on that opportunity by engaging with reporters, editors, publishers, and scholars to tease out the special challenges facing online media and to develop practical tools to address them.  Programs include:

The Trust Project

The purpose of the Trust Project is to create and promote tools that can bake the basics of trustworthiness—accuracy, integrity, transparency, and inclusion—into news practices and platforms.  We partner with media outlets in the United States and Europe to assess what constitutes quality journalism and to develop technological tools to signal that quality.

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.  The Roundtable has explored data journalism, native advertising, diversity, and other topics.


Mother Jones publisher Steve Katz presents on guns, data, truth, and consequences at the Executive Roundtable on Digital Journalism Ethics.

Journalism Ethics Staff

Sally Lehrmanimage

Senior Director

Sally Lehrman


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Tech Lead

Subramaniam Vincent