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Cover Story: Covering Addiction

“As a recovering addict, I know those pictures live forever”

A photographer who once was addicted to heroin on how to fairly and ethically depict addiction

4 Steps to Bring Ethical Clarity to Native Advertising

As news outlets ramp up their use of native advertising, the industry must set ground rules and establish a common code of ethics

Five Tools to Rebuild Trust in Media

Helping readers slow down, ask questions, and find reasoned opposing views may foster civil discourse online

Opinion: Ethics

Evaluating the ‘Trump Effect’ in Economics Coverage

Like all reporting, reporting on the impact of the Trump administration’s economic policies needs to be evidence-based

The Case for Skyline Watchdogs: Architectural Criticism and Political Acts

Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin explores where to draw the line between coverage of aesthetics and politics


“Almost Everyone, On Every Beat, Becomes an Immigration Reporter at Some Point”

Covering immigration requires a multidisciplinary approach to reporting, from economics to politics to education


Is It Ethical for Journalists to Ask Trump Pointedly Provocative Questions?

The “thumbing their nose” question asked of Trump about North Korea highlights the media’s potential role in exacerbating tensions

Opinion: Ethics

The New York Times and Why White Supremacy Isn’t News

We don’t need to question grocery-shopping neo-Nazis about racism in America. We need to question powerful white men and women who support bigotry

From the Curator

When Women Stand Up Against Harassers in the Newsroom

We don’t need more training—we know what to do

Live @ Lippmann

Frederik Obermaier: “I think one outcome of leaks like the Panama Papers or the Paradise Papers is that nobody can feel safe anymore in tax havens”

Süddeutsche Zeitung investigative journalist Frederik Obermaier on coordinating global reporting projects, parsing complex documents, and influencing how companies conduct business