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Lemke Students Complete Bolivia Project

University of Arkansas journalism students who spent two weeks reporting in Bolivia have published a multi-media package of stories from the South American country. The seven-week course was the first international reporting program for the department, led by faculty members Hayot Tuychiev and Ray Minor. Students produced stories relating to social, economic, cultural and political issues in Bolivia. The course put students in real-world reporting experiences, learning about issues and [&hellip

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Archive of Case Studies Posted in 2013-14 Term

In this section we offer case studies describing how journalists dealt with actual situations with ethical implications. New Journalism Fails Old Test Timothy M. Gay and Susan Bennet, USA Today opinion column, Nov. 13, 2013. This column, from two of the people interviewed for the PBS documentary JFK:  One PM Central Standard Time, advocates a return to “grace under pressure” style reporting similar to Walter Cronkite’s refusal to report rumor or conjecture when [&hellip

UATV Students Deliver Tornado Coverage

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – When a tornado hit Central Arkansas Sunday, April 27, students from the Walter J. Lemke department of department traveled to the area to report on the destruction and help get information out to the public. The job tested their classroom training – and their technical ingenuity. UATV station manager Tevin Wooten is an aspiring meteorologist and has covered several weather disasters in the past, but this one [&hellip

Lemke Student Publishes in Kinfolk Magazine

Shelby Gill, a senior journalism student in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and member of the Honors College, has published a short essay in the current “Home” issue ofKinfolk, a substantial, beautifully designed quarterly journal dedicated to “discovering new things to cook, make and do.” Gill lived in three different states growing up, and her piece, “the Mobile Homer,” muses about the notion of home as [&hellip

Shurlds: Journalism Educator of the Year

Long-time journalism instructor Katherine Shurlds will be honored in July by the Arkansas Press Association as Journalism Educator of the Year. Shurlds was informed by a phone call from Rusty Turner, the editor and publisher of NWA Media newspapers. Shurlds completed  a B.S. in journalism from Arkansas State University in 1969, an M.A. in journalism from the University of Mississippi in 1986, and earned her J.D. from the University of [&hellip

Journalism Grad Wins Hearst Award

Congratulations to recent journalism grad Emily Rhodes for winning a national Hearst Award in the category of Personality/Profile Writing! Emily’s story “Blind But Not Broken,” about a blind nine-year-old girl and karate champion, took 7th out of 10 finalists in the competition. Hearst received 105 entries from 55 schools for this competition. The story was written in Prof. Bret Schulte’s Magazine Writing class and published in The Arkansas Traveler Magazine. [&hellip

Jan. 6: Deadline to apply for summer ethics fellowship in Germany

Planned for May 25–June 5, 2014, the fellowship uses the conduct of journalists in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics.

Naming a Tweeter

This is a case study developed by graduate assistants Libbi Heintz and Kristin Odell for the Center under the direction of Gene Foreman. It is to be considered in studying how to balance the first two cornerstones of the Society of Professional Journalists ethics code: “seek truth and report it” and “minimize harm.” There are two questions posed: Should the editors use the identity of a tweeter whose post went viral on campus in the news coverage? And how could they be sure that she had actually sent the tweet that appeared on her account

Submission Guidelines

We welcome contributions from anyone with an interest in media ethics. Click here to see descriptions that will help guide your format to fit the purpose. Send any questions or submissions for review to ethics@uark.edu

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