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Ethically Navigating Major Ongoing News Stories

Anita Varma, assistant director of Journalism & Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics, interviewed on News in Context podcast.

In two episodes exploring how news organizations are navigating major ongoing stories including COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter Movement, the federal government, and the election, and how journalists might address the challenges of sourcing, framing, and bias influence. Anita Varma, assistant director of Journalism & Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics, discusses how word choice and passive voice can infuse bias into coverage, the pros and cons of humanizing, and the importance of expanding our perspectives.

Part 1: July 9th

Part 2: July 16th

Anita Varma, assistant director of Journalism & Media Ethics and Social Sector Ethics, interviewed on News in Context.

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media,journalism