Ethics in Political Journalism

Jan 23, 2012

Heard any good political news lately? Perhaps we should explain... By good we are talking about quality reporting that is in-depth, helpful, and reliable.

We'll discuss examples of good political journalism, and pursue ideas on how quality might be encouraged.

Mike Grundmann, MFA - 26 year veteran of the daily newspaper business, including work in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. Documentary filmmaker. Assistant Professor of Media Arts, James Madison University.

Ed Wasserman, Ph.D. - Columnist, Miami Herald and McClatchy Newspapers.  The Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics, Washington and Lee University.

Additional Contributor:
Edward Schumacher-Matos - Ombudsman for NPR. Immediately prior to joining NPR in June 2011, Schumacher-Matos wrote a syndicated weekly column for The Washington Post and was the ombudsman for The Miami Herald. He has also founded four Spanish-language daily newspapers in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and the Rio Grande Valley; served as the founding editor and associate publisher of the Wall Street Journal's Spanish and Portuguese insert editions in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal; and reported for The New York Times as Madrid Bureau Chief, Buenos Aires Bureau Chief, and the paper's NYC economic development reporter.