Ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as US President on January 20th, media are still trying learn the lessons from a bruising campaign. To understand how we got here and some thoughts on how to navigate covering Trump and his fellow "post-truth" populists, I would strongly recommend reading Bill Orme's excellent piece for Ethics in the News.
Ethics in the News in other languages
Thanks to our colleagues at EJO, Carta di Roma, and FNPI you can also read about the report in German, Italian and Spanish:
We have also had interest to translate the report itself into other languages. If you would like to help us with this, or just republish sections of the report in English, then please get in touch.
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Thank you so much for your support over the last year. We look forward to working with you in 2017 to further promote ethical journalism. We need it now more than ever.
Tom Law - EJN Director of Communications and Campaigns
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The ethics of BuzzFeed’s decision to publish Trump-Russia memos
Next week a 17-country report on how media cover migration, compiled by the EJN as part of a European Union funded project, will be launched at the Brussels Press Club. The event will bring together policy makers, media managers and journalists, as well as migration and communication experts, to discuss how media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa report on migration.
Get it touch for an advanced copy and the press release.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has negotiated with a major insurance company to unveil a new cost-effective insurance scheme covering all media workers without restriction in any region of the world – including war zones.
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with us on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism. We’re giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on solving problems created by filter bubbles, fake news and mistrust of the news media; however, we also invite submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism.