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Media Sponsorship, Data Request Tips, Apology for Errors, Plagiarism Charge

3to5 Ethics Briefs Independent media journalist Jim Romenesko reports that a Florida daily newspaper has signed a three-year deal at $30,000 a year to be sole print media sponsor of both athletic and academic events at a university in “Tampa Bay Times Pays $90,000 to Sponsor University of South Florida Events.” The article has links to the contract and the newspaper’s own announcement. • • • Kristen Hare has compiled for [&hellip

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Mexican Press, IndyCar Promotion, Territorial Enterprise, Durst Ethics

3to5 Ethics Briefs Sandra Dibble of U-T San Diego (formerly the Union-Tribune) reports in “Mexican Politicians Accuse Media of Extortion: State Governor, Five Mayors Take on Owners of Tijuana’s Frontera Newspaper” that six elected officials in Mexico’s Baja California state bought a full-page advertisement in it claiming that it and two other newspapers all owned by Grupo Healy used blackmail for revenue. Owner Juan F. Healy responded with a front-page [&hellip

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Cloudy Underwriting, Google Changes News Searches, Shaming, Opening Records

3to5 Ethics Briefs In a lengthy article for the Baltimore City Paper, “So Why SoMuch P.R.?: WYPR Seems to Routinely Trade Underwriting for Air Time. Is That a Problem?,” Edward Ericson Jr. examines how the Maryland NPR affiliate WYPR promotes underwriters. It’s a complex accounting. For ethical contrast, JimRomenesko.com offers “NPR’s Underwriting Guidelines“; this article, Part One, by the network’s ombudsman, Elizabeth Jensen, was published just March 11. • • [&hellip

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Clickbait, Shadid Finalists, NPR Nulls Conflict, Fake News Site Exposed, ID Clarity

3to5 Ethics Briefs The Columbia Journalism Review is questioning the ethics of “clickbait” used by some TV stations across the country. In “Where’d That Story Happen? On Local-TV Twitter, It Can Be Hard to Tell,” Corey Hutchins discusses how some local broadcasters post brief items to social media without noting where the news happened, possibly misleading local viewers of said stations, as “calculated gimmicks for clicks,” or clickbait. Jim Romenesko [&hellip

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