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  • 1. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) Journalism Journalistic Ethics #notwhattheyusedtobe Porter Anderson @Porter_AndersonPorter@PorterAndersonMedia.com 1
  • 2. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) Journalism 2
  • 3. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismAmericans’ view of journalists, 1985-2011•In 1985, 34 percent of those surveyed said thatnews stories are often inaccurate. This year, 66percent of respondents agreed with that statement.•In 1985, 53 percent of the survey sample saidjournalists tend to favor one side of an issue orstory. This year, 77 percent said this.•And in 1985, 53 percent of respondents saidjournalists are "often influenced by powerful peopleand organizations." This year, 80 percent of thosesurveyed said journalists are influenced—and 72percent said journalists try to cover up theirmistakes rather than admitting them. Pew Research, reported by Poynter 3
  • 4. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismDigitization did not change journalism alone.If we go at this like it’s an Agatha Christie mystery aboutwho killed traditional journalistic ethics, digitization is theweapon, not the culprit, nor even the motive. 4
  • 5. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismSo what did get to journalism, starting in the mid-1980s?A new recognition of its commercial potential,which led to its absorption into the Borg of … (waitfor it) 5
  • 6. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismENTERTAINMENT Here come FOUR ENTERTAINMENT- DRIVEN COMMERCIAL FACTORS THAT CHANGED MAJOR MEDIA. 6
  • 7. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismFOUR FACTORS THAT CHANGEDMAJOR MEDIAONEThe rise of entertainment-corporationownership of major media outlets 7
  • 8. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismFOUR FACTORS THATCHANGED MAJOR MEDIATWODramatically increasedcompetition as new nationaland international major mediaoutlets rose to challenge thehandful 8
  • 9. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismFOUR FACTORS THATCHANGED MAJOR MEDIATHREEThe speed of digitalproduction and distribution –AND the new metric-monitoring capabilities thatcame with it. 9
  • 10. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismFOUR FACTORS THAT CHANGEDMAJOR MEDIAFOURAs part of the digital wave, thearrival of the non-editorial media Flickr: By niznoz 10
  • 11. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismToday? Wistful advice, like this in Megan Garber’s piece thisweek about a retiring editor in North Carolina. 11
  • 12. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) JournalismAnd? A culture-wide move away from journalism as a whole,as the commercial imperatives dilute its integrity. 12
  • 13. Porter Anderson | Ethics in (then out of) Journalism What journalism? Whatethics? WTF? Porter Anderson @Porter_Anderson Porter@PorterAndersonMedia.com