Monthly Archives: March 2005

Bullies, Ethics, and Congessional Oversight of the Judiciary

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4562664 Going a bit off the topic of ethical marketing here, but this is important. In the schoolyard, if a bully didn’t get his way (usually it was a boy, back then), he would “take his toys and go home,”

Posted in Ethics in Government

Ad Nauseum: Chicago Tribune Reporter Counts Ads in Her Life

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-0503150209mar15,1,3440153,print.story?coll=chi-leisuretempo-hed&ctrack=2&cset=true Heidi Stevens, of the Chicago Tribune, kept a diary of the”incidental ads”–that is, excluding the persistent barrage of ads where we expect to find them, such as in TV, radio, newspaper and magazines, store signage, and so forth she

Posted in General Commentary, Marketing Trends/News

LA Times on Ethics in Government and the Press

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ethics12mar12,1,4171595.story?ctrack=1&cset=true “If you aren’t going to create an ethics committee right, don’t create it at all,” says Rep. Alan B. Mollohan of West Virginia. “Otherwise, it is a great farce on the body, not to mention the American people.” Mollohan’s

Posted in Ethics in Government, Media Ethics

Salon.com on the White House vs. the Press

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/03/02/media/index_np.html Is it a coincidence that so much of the real discourse in the last election took place not in magazines, not in newspapers, but in books? Michael Moore on the Left and the Swift Boaters on the Right were

Posted in Ethics in Government, Media Ethics

When Should Journalists Not Divulge to the Public?

http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=53&aid=79271 Fascinating–a look at what a reporter knew that her public didn’t know, and whether withholding the story was appropriate. Of course, every journalist makes choices about what to include and what to leave out in a story–legitimate journalistic choices.

Posted in Media Ethics

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