On April 27, 2018, our 10th annual ethics conference challenged conventional thinking about how newsroom decisions affect American discourse and beliefs. Former New York Times reporter Justin Gillis gave a keynote address on how to convey uncertainty about scientific research and certainty about scientific consensus.
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This year Center for Journalism Ethics fellows wrote 15 news stories with original reporting on issues in media ethics. We also published stories from outside contributors that brought critical new perspectives on ethics issues of the day. Our four most-read stories:
We published a white paper reporting results of a national public opinion survey exploring citizen support for the use of drones in newsgathering and reporting. Viewed nearly 500 times, the report was featured in a national drone summit for industry leaders and helps guide policy development and transparency with the public. We also hosted one of four international drone trainings in 2017, bringing together 100 journalists and communicators seeking FAA certification to fly drones to gather news. (Image courtesy Flickr user Don McCullough, CC 2.0)