As audiences seek the truth in news, journalists must uphold a steadfast code of ethics in their reporting. In the age of “fake news,” how do we ensure accuracy and build trust?
WHYY hosted an event diving into this issue. Panelists included NPR’s Senior Editor Mark Memmott and Public Editor Elisabeth Jensen, as well as WHYY reporters Annette John-Hall and Kevin McCorry. They discussed journalism ethics issues ranging from whether journalists should vote to how NPR covered its own news when its top editor was forced to resign after allegations of sexual harrassment. WHYY’s Radio General Manager Naomi Starobin led the discussion, which we present for you here.