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How journalists can better approach victims of disaster

In the wake of two major hurricanes in the U.S., hundreds of journalists are on the ground seeking interviews with the victims. How can they approach these victims sensitively and humanely?

Lori Shontz | September 11, 2017

When should photojournalists intervene while reporting breaking news?

Is it ever a photojournalist's responsibility to step in and help their subjects in need? South African photojournalist James Oatway shared his thoughts.

Mandla Chinula | April 06, 2017

When interviewing trauma victims, proceed with caution and compassion

How can journalists get the full story of a traumatic event without bringing more harm to their interview subjects? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | November 07, 2016

Beyond breaking news: Humanizing violent events

Journalists covering violent breaking news events often find it difficult to find a human element within the story. Here are some tips to bring a more humanizing element to your reporting.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 31, 2016

CEJ director: For less sensationalist rape coverage, journalists need ethical training

Kamal Siddiqi, director of the Center for Excellence in Journalism in Pakistan, discusses the ethical requirements journalists need for fair, effective coverage of rape and sexual assault issues.

Sahar Majid | August 15, 2016

What every journalist should know about anonymous sources

When is it appropriate for journalists to grant a source anonymity? What ethical concerns should be kept in mind with anonymous sources? Here are some tips from ONA, the Society of Professional Journalists and more.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 02, 2016

Guest blog: How to improve coverage of rape in India

In the wake of the high-profile December 2012 gang rape case in India, the media made a number of mistakes in its coverage. Here's how these mistakes can be avoided in the future.

Sahar Majid | July 20, 2016

ONA’s social newsgathering ethics code highlights ethical guidelines, best practices

Social newsgathering has its own complex set of potential ethical pitfalls, from verification to giving credit to the content creator. Here’s how ONA’s new ethics code can help.

IJNet | April 07, 2016

Five useful podcasts for data journalism enthusiasts

The best data journalism podcasts, information overload in human rights reporting and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | March 18, 2016

New Ethical Journalism Network report examines international media coverage of migration

To mark International Migrants Day, the Ethical Journalism Network releases a report that views media coverage of global migration through a critical lens.

Sam Berkhead | December 18, 2015

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