Ethics in Journalism

Self-Paced Learning
Course Duration
129 minutes
Language of instruction
Certificate Price
100 QAR - 28 USD$
Enrolling the course without paying the certificate fee, will only give you access to the videos, readings, and quizzes (without certificate).
About This Course

You may be surprised to hear that ‘neutrality’ as a journalist does not always mean giving a platform to both sides of every argument.

The era of internet, fake news and disinformation has given rise to a slew of conspiracy theories, crackpot remedies and outright lies.

So, as journalists, we must do more than just present the differing sides - we must seek out the truth.

It is vital that journalists think about the ethics in our work - not just in what we say, but in what we do.

For example, when should a journalist stop being a mere observer and step in to help someone who is suffering? Should reporters ever do that at all?

I’m Aidan White. I’ve worked as a journalist for more than 50 years and I founded the Ethical Journalists Network. I hope to answer this question and many more in this course on ethics in journalism. I hope you will join me.

Course Objectives

Cognitive Skills

    The trainee will learn:

  • The role and importance of ethics in news gathering.
  • The production and delivery of news and information.

Practical Skills

    The trainee will learn:

  • The content of the codes, guidelines and frameworks required for the practice of ethical journalism.
  • How to consider and resolve ethical dilemmas in reporting, editing and management of newsgathering and delivery.

Behavioural Skills

    The trainee will learn:

  • The professional conduct required to create and maintain an ethical environment for news gathering and editorial management.
What do I get from this course?
  • Full lifetime access.
  • Paid Certificate.
What do I need to take this course?
  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • A Computer or Mobile with Internet Connection.