The Ethics of Engaged Journalism

By Michael R. Fancher

Introduction

“Long live true journalism!” That’s how my daughter, Beth, ended a note congratulating me on ret...

Good Work — A Frame for Thinking About Engaged Journalism

Much of my thinking about the future of journalism emanates from the book "Good Work: When Excell...

Engaged Journalism’s Mission – Open and Inclusive

Public service historically has been professional journalism’s guiding imperative. According to t...

Engaged Journalism’s Standards – Tradition and Transformation

The culture of professional journalism is strong. Many professional journalists regard the notion...

Principles for the 21st Century

Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstiel identified this need in their 2014 book, "The New Ethics of Jour...

The Paradox of Tradition and Transformation

I believe progress requires reconciling a paradox of tradition and transformation. Journalism is ...

Engaged Journalism’s Identity – Bridge builders:

The authors of Good Work describe identity as “a holistic sense of a person’s background, traits,...

Engaged Journalism – A Personal Affirmation

In the spirit of Walter Williams, and with profound humility, I offer a statement of personal aff...

An Engaged Journalist’s Creed

I believe that journalism belongs to all the people and that journalists are stewards acting on t...

About the Author

Michael R. Fancher retired from The Seattle Times in 2008, after 20 years as executive editor, ...

Copyright

"The Ethics of Engaged Journalism" by Michael R. Francher, and published by the Fourth Estate is ...

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