JOURNALISM ETHICS TIMELINE

1900s-NOW

Loyola Marymount University Journalism students produce a digital timeline of case study examples in American journalism’s critical and ethical issues over the last century.

  • MARCH 2020
  • JULY 2010
  • NOVEMBER 2021
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  • NOVEMBER 2021
  • MAY 2017
  • Paywalls, COVID-19, and the public perception of Journalism

    This is a photo illustration of the COVID-19 pages for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. These dashboards have no paywall and are accessible to all readers, providing vital coronavirus coverage for free. (Courtesy of Brianna Andrade) Written by: Brianna Andrade   News consumption skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic,…
  • ESPN, LeBron James’ “Decision” and Public Trust in Media

    Lebron James playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.   By: Chloe Clark   On Jul. 8 2010, ESPN aired a live announcement of LeBron James’ decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat. Leading up to James’ “decision,” he was at the point in his career where he fulfilled his contract with the…
  • Challenges Faced by Independent Media in the Digital Age

    Editorial image for the “Shameless” ‘zine, featured on their website.  By: Donna Borges   It is easier than ever for independent journalists to create their own digital newspapers and magazines and share their own content. Online blogs and digital magazines have grown substantially since the advent of the digital publishing industry in 2010. According to…
  • New York Times Co. v. Sullivan and Legal Issues

    In a landmark case, New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision by the Supreme Court of Alabama to award damages for libel. This decision constitutionalized libel law and supported freedom of the press and freedom of speech.
  • The Arrest of Journalists, Ali Velshi, and Media Rights

    This case study covers the arrest of journalists, like Ali Velshi, during the Black Lives Matter protests in Minneapolis. This case study examines the threat to journalists’ freedom of speech and how that will affect the information given to the people.
  • Visual Ethics, The New York Times, and C.J. Chivers

    C.J. Chivers, a journalist for the New York Times, released leaked photos from the Manchester Arena Suicide Bombing which led to the questioning of the visual ethics of journalism as well as journalist’s obligations when covering sensitive events.