Ethics in Journalism

Self-Paced Learning
Course Duration
129 minutes
Language of instruction
Certificate Price
100 QAR - 28 USD$
Joining for Free without paying the certificate fee, you cannot obtain the certificate; you can only watch all the videos, readings, and quizzes.
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.