A Panel on Ethics for Columnists, Other Writers

Here are links, anno­tated, men­tioned in my por­tion of a Panel on Ethics at the 39th annual con­fer­ence of the National Soci­ety of News­pa­per Colum­nists, in Indianapolis.

Ben Pollock (left) and Steve Keys, executive director of Indiana's Hoosier State Press Association, discuss ethical issues for columnists and others Friday, June 26, 2015, at the 39th annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. It met at The Alexander in Indianapolis. Photo by Dan St. Yves.

Ben Pol­lock (left) and Steve Key, exec­u­tive direc­tor of Indiana’s Hoosier State Press Asso­ci­a­tion, dis­cuss ethics June 26, 2015, in Indi­anapo­lis at the annual con­fer­ence of the National Soci­ety of News­pa­per Colum­nists. Photo by Dan St. Yves.

These were pre­pared with the assump­tion the room would have a pro­jec­tor etc. Wrong. I had a Plan B — always have a Plan B as well as a C — so the pro­gram went well. I did not have slides but web­sites to show. Links to them might be of inter­est to those attend­ing and others.

The other pan­elist was Steve Key, exec­u­tive direc­tor of Indiana’s Hoosier State Press Asso­ci­a­tion. He is well-versed in all sorts of jour­nal­is­tic con­cerns — he’s an attor­ney and a for­mer news reporter — and a clear and engag­ing speaker.

Here is my bio from the con­fer­ence pro­gram: “Ben Pol­lock has had a 3 1/2-decade jour­nal­ism career, includ­ing stints as colum­nist, edi­to­r­ial page edi­tor, copy edi­tor, metro edi­tor, reporter and page designer, mainly in news­pa­pers. As a free­lancer, he has been a reporter and edi­tor as well as a web designer and con­tent man­ager. Ben was 2010-12 NSNC pres­i­dent and now serves as the society’s direc­tor of media. He was 2014–15 interim assis­tant direc­tor of the new Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas Cen­ter for Ethics in Jour­nal­ism. He lives near the Fayet­teville cam­pus with his wife.”

OK, let’s watch a lit­tle TV

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