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RTDNA and SPJ are teaming up in June to offer a webinar featuring real-world examples of ethical decisions, using the SPJ and RTDNA Codes of Ethics as a framework for decision-making.

The hour-long session will be held on Tuesday, June 2 at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT and will be held again live on Wednesday, June 3 at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT, to give attendees a choice of date and time which would be most convenient for them. A recorded version of the webinar will be made available to attendees later in the week, to share with their newsrooms.

Presenter: Kevin Benz, Ethics Faculty - The Kneeland Project / iMedia Strategies / Former News Director, Past RTDNA Chairman

SPJ’s Joe Radske, WISC-TV Executive Producer; and RTDNA’s Scott Libin, senior fellow at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will lead the discussion.

Three topics will be addressed:
  • In the on-going coverage of #BlackLivesMatter and racial unrest, a look at how and why we identify race and other distinguishing characteristics and thoughts on how we might do it better. ("Do no harm")
  • The increasing influence of sales on content - How to balance commercial interests and editorial integrity
  • Following the Rolling Stone / UVA story retraction, how well are we checking sources in the age of social media journalism

Attendees can ask questions or comment using a text box alongside the webinar panel.

In case you missed our webinar earlier this year on What makes a Murrow-winning newscast, or just want to see it again, it's available on our YouTube channel. Note, the opening segment was cut off in the recording but the slide with all of the key points is up on the screen as the clip begins.