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Get ready for Open Missouri Day

By David Herzog on March 7, 2011 0 Comments Blogs

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More than 40 journalists, librarians, information professionals, citizens, students and consultants have signed up so far for Open Missouri Day March 17 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

RJI Live

By RJI on February 14, 2011 Events

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Open Secrets: MCDM’s Public Dialogue about WikiLeaks

Source Flip the Media on December 14, 2010 0 Comments
Reynolds fellows in the news, Mike Fancher

Three days after Julian Assange released the most recent WikiLeaks documents, and 36 hours after deciding to publicly address the subject, the MCDM program put together the provocative event, “Open Secrets: An Open Conversation about WikiLeaks and Information Transparency in America,” drawing an excited crowd of roughly 130 people to the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Public Library downtown on Friday evening, December 10. In addition to the crowd, the MCDM orchestrated a Livestream (watch video) of the event which by now has drawn 286 unique views and at the time had a peak of 80 participants. All discussion was bolstered by a vigorous Twitter feed (#opensecrets).

Interactive Discussion on the Importance of Advertising Ethics

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 1 Comment Events

A cadre of advertising industry leaders visited RJI on October 14 to interact with professors and students at the Missouri School of Journalism and to discuss the importance of advertising ethics at a forum sponsored by AOL.

Tablets, Apps, Mobile, Ethics and Training Grip 17th World Editors Forum

Source The Huffington Post on October 10, 2010 0 Comments
Roger Gafke, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Mobile Journalism, Ethics

"The editorial functions of newspapers will be with us for a long time, but the distribution system as we know it is short-lived, at least in our part of the world," said Roger Gafke, professor emeritus at the Missouri School of Journalism and director of development at its Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Ad industry to facelift reputation with Institute for Advertising Ethics

Source Search Engine Watch on July 27, 2010 0 Comments News
Wally Snyder, Advertising ethics, RJI

The advertising industry is launching its own PR campaign by way of setting up an Institute for Advertising Ethics. The sector has always had a negative image and the likes of the "Mad Men" series are certainly surfing that tide to... sell.

Ad industry seeks image makeover of its own

Source Associated Press on July 23, 2010 0 Comments News
Wally Snyder, Advertising ethics, RJI

From gimlet-swilling adulterers on TV's "Mad Men" to seven-figure fines for deceptive ads touting cold remedies and credit scores, the ad industry sure could use an image makeover of its own.

Fancher: It takes a community to reinvent journalism

Mike Fancher, Journalism ethics, Donald W. Reynolds fellow,

Mike Fancher, former 20-year executive editor of the Seattle Times, is writing a Knight Commission white paper on local journalism and he tells Leonard Witt in this Future of Journalism video interview

If ad industry doesn't have debate on Ethics, it's doomed to repeat its mistakes

Source Advertising Age on June 21, 2010 0 Comments News
Wally Snyder, Rance Crain, Advertising ethics, RJI

Wally Snyder, executive director of the institute, pointed out that there are sound business reasons for putting advertising ethics front and center. In research conducted by students of Missouri's Reynolds Journalism School, consumers said they'd be more likely to buy products if the company marketing it were ethical. "Honest advertising" was the top-ranked attribute that would make a company ethical, consumers surveyed indicated.

Ad industry battles back against bad rep, forms Ethics Institute

Source Advertising Age on June 7, 2010 0 Comments News
Wally Snyder, Advertising ethics, RJI

Featured later in the article is Wally Snyder, executive director of the Reynolds Journalism Institute's Institute for Advertising Ethics:

"So there's an opportunity here to really enhance the ethics," he said. "And as companies do that, they're going to really get a better response."

A conversation with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Events

Perhaps no single venture spawned by the Internet is more controversial among journalists than Craigslist, the simple, online organizer of local help-wanted, housing and for-sale classifieds.

Webinar: The Erosion of Press Freedom in North America

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 0 Comments Events

In North America, the threats to press freedom are subtle but are still present in court rulings, privacy law litigation and the absence of a federal shield law, according to participants in RJI’s first webinar, The Erosion of Free Press in North America. More than 100 people joined in the discussion, online as well as at RJI, that focused on the need for greater vigilance in support of press freedom.

SPECIAL REPORT - Ads & ethics: Web gets sticky

Source EDITOR & PUBLISHER on January 19, 2010 0 Comments News
Stephanie Padgett, Advertising Ethics, RJI

When the group Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) in 2009 received a $60,000 grant from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, it decided to sponsor a project called "Online Journalism Credibility." It asked members to come forward with ideas for research.

Editor's Note - Ethics at the forefront of journalists' minds

Source STAR NEWS on December 5, 2009 0 Comments News
Mike Fancher, Journalism ethics, Donald W. Reynolds fellow,

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a forum on the future of journalism values and ethics held at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, the world’s first journalism school. It was founded by Walter Williams, a journalist-turned-academic who wrote The Journalists Creed, the first and perhaps definitive code of journalism ethics in 1914.

RJI hosts ASNE ethics and values forum

By RJI on November 18, 2009 0 Comments News

In order to start a new dialogue about journalism ethics and values, 2008-2009 Reynolds Fellow Mike Fancher convened a select group of editors and journalism educators in the Fred W. Smith Forum at RJI. Approximately 60 people attended the live sessions while another 274 watched via livestream. The aim is to help build public trust through public engagement, and RJI is pleased to make the session videos available, below.

Ad ethics debated at forum

Source Columbia Daily Tribune on October 15, 2009 0 Comments News
Advertising Ethics, RJI

With dozens of Web sites allowing consumers to talk to each other about products and services, it makes little sense for a company to exaggerate claims in its advertising.

Client: Global forum on "the principles for ethical advertising"

By RJI on October 14, 2009 0 Comments News

Strategic Campaign (J4970) Class Assignment
Assignment: Develop a strategic plan for planning and promoting the Global Forum to include:

A. Ascertain the three to five salient concerns ("Hot Buttons") regarding Advertising Ethics that will draw top advertising executives (CEOs, CMO's, COO's, CFOs, EVPs, SVPs, VPs) to our forum next fall. Each student team will do the following:

Speaker addresses ethical advertising in Prindle speech

Source The Depauw on September 25, 2009 0 Comments News
Advertising Ethics, RJI, Wally Snyder

The Dolce and Gabbana advertisements that feature shirtless men and portray women as helpless are eye-catching, but are they ethical?

Students tackled this question and others during Wally Snyder's lecture, "The Ethics of Advertising," held Wednesday at the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.

Nieman reports: The 21st century journalist's creed

By Mike Fancher on September 18, 2009 0 Comments News

“The whole world is watching.” Demonstrators chanted those words in the streets of Chicago in 1968, and many people throughout the world did watch as the story was told through the voices of professional print and broadcast journalists.

Nieman reports, the public and journalists: They disagree on core values

By Mike Fancher, Esther Thorson on September 18, 2009 0 Comments News

In considering the modern relevance of Walter Williams’s “Journalist’s Creed,” it was well documented that people who aren’t journalists held increasingly negative attitudes toward news organizations. For example, The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reported in 2004 that from 1996 to that year there was a sharp fall in the percentage of those who reported that they believed most of the news reporting in newspapers and on television. What follows are some specific findings.