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    The lesson for journalism from the VW diesel test scandal: get help

The lesson for journalism from the VW diesel test scandal: get help

The revelation that one of the world’s largest and most trusted businesses has been deliberately cheating on environmental tests has rocked the automative industry. It is a classic case of what I have written about elsewhere as the benefits of transparency for all organisations. Ethics is as important now as economics. But it is also a significant moment for […]

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    Ethics will be as central as economics to the future of the news industry

Ethics will be as central as economics to the future of the news industry

This article by Charlie Beckett was originally posted on the LSE Business Review Blog

I do not know of any industry that has been through such an existential crisis as journalism has in the last decade or so. I spent over 20 years working in news and current affairs before joining the LSE nine years ago where my research has […]

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    But how do you know that it’s true? Notes from #nishbr verification workshop

But how do you know that it’s true? Notes from #nishbr verification workshop

Notes from a Google-supported European Journalism Centre workshop in Hamburg on new ways of verifying user generated content for mainstream media organisations.

I wrote this in the London Observer last Sunday – I hope that the journalists who attend these kinds of workshops are making it come true:
“Newsrooms are investing in the new skills they need to carry out their […]

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How Bad Is Breaking News?

The Observer has published a debate between journalist Yvonne Roberts and yours truly about the quality of journalism today – especially when it comes to reporting disasters like the Germanwings incident. Read it here or click on the picture. I defend the work of the journalists…

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Good News Is No News?

By Charlie Beckett

I have made a BBC Radio 4 documentary about the idea of ‘positive news’ or ‘constructive’ journalism – it is on the BBC radio iPlayer  – click here to listen  I have this written short Guardian article based on the documentary that you  an access here. See below for my longer article.

I was talking about Good News […]

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