Category Archives: Ethics

Journalists, interviews and the crying game

When someone cries in front of you, how do you feel? What if you’re the one who made them cry? Watch this video and note how it makes you feel. A prevailing opinion among TV news crews and others who interview people … Continue reading

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Miracles: Handle with care

“If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” That jarring statement used to hang in Chicago’s famed City News Bureau as an admonishment to reporters. In the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago journalism, it simply meant to verify all … Continue reading

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Build trust through the reporting process

Reporting stories from project sites can be a wonderful trust builder among organizations and their prayer and financial partners. This requires care, because it’s just as easy to violate that trust if the people you interview or photograph are surprised … Continue reading

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