Ethics in Journalism

Boston Bomber on the Cover of Rolling Stone: By a Boston Marathon Runner

Benjamin Evans | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK
Benjamin Evans

Three months ago I was crossing the line of the Boston Marathon. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. I had run a PB. I had completed the ultimate marathon for any serious distance runner... Then two bombs went off 100 yards from our table and I found myself running for my life through the streets of Boston. Rolling Stone was right to present the story as it did. Kids are not idiots. The readers of Rolling Stone are not going to read this article and think bombing a marathon is cool. Instead they may take a cold hard look at who they are and what they want to do, because they do not want to end up like Jahar Tsarnaev

Celebrity Approved

Posted 18.01.2012 | UK

The majority of stories in weekly celebrity magazines are pre-agreed with the stars involved, the Leveson inquiry has heard. Giving evidence Rosie ...

Journalists Don't tell the Truth? In That Case, Neither do Estate Agents

Richard Peppiatt | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics
Richard Peppiatt

The public don't feel merciful, and nor should they. The cynical banishment of moral truth has long undermined not just our journalistic canon, but social dialogue, justice and democracy.

NOTW Scandal - Public Apathy Turns to Public Rage

Roy Greenslade | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics
Roy Greenslade

In the lexicon of journalism the word "unprecedented" has reached cliché status. But I make no apology for using it to describe both the allegation against the News of the World that it hacked into a murdered girl's voicemail messages and the public response to it.

Writing For Free Doesn't Have To Mean Betrayal

Kat Brown | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Brown

When I said, with a glowing "Oh ho!", that The Huffington Post had asked me to blog for them, I received minimal "Oh ho" back. "Write about unpaid journalism," snarked my Twitterfeed, apparently confusing writing the odd piece with being put in a sweatshop and lashed until a Pulitzer came out.