There’s been lots of talk – in newsrooms and coffee shops - about the ethics of the coverage of the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. Many of you have been writing me about it as well. I thought you might like to read what some ethicists and journalists have been saying about it. So here are the links to a few different articles that have been published in J-Source.
This first is by two media ethics scholars and is critical of how the press broke the story.
The next piece deals with the issues of anonymous sources.
The last is by Ivor Shapiro, chair of the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, and chair of the Canadian Association of Journalists Ethics Committee. Here’s what he has to say.