Exploring Ethical Dilemmas In: Journalism - To Print or Not to Print? w/ Claudia Deutsch

Monday, February 4, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Members FREE; Guests $5

Former New York Times journalist Claudia Deutsch joins us to discuss the ethical dilemmas she faced during her decades-long career, and those that journalists still face today. She'll examine such issues as the use of language that erodes objectivity and the prohibition on the reporter becoming “part of the story," to more mundane questions like, “If your friend is an expert, can you interview her?” and “When you’ve been given a product to review, is it okay to keep it?”

And, of course, she'll examine the journalistic dilemmas heightened by President Trump, raising new questions about how to effectively and responsibly cover the most powerful office in the world.

EXPLORING ETHICAL DILEMMAS asks: What do you do when there’s no clear ethical road to take? Join us every first Monday of the month for this new series featuring speakers from a variety of backgrounds — medicine, law, business, science, education, the arts, social work, etc. — who will share their experiences navigating those ethical minefields. Members 

CLAUDIA DEUTSCH was a business reporter at the New York Times from 1984 until 2008. Preceding that, she had been the Environmental Editor and then Management Editor at Business Week. She earned the 1974 Jesse Neal Award for her series of articles in Purchasing Magazine that focused on how corporate America was shafting minority suppliers. In 1976, while at Business Week, she received an award for her general coverage of recycling. Claudia began as reporter for the Syracuse Post Standard while a student at Cornell University. She decided to become a business journalist because, as she saw it, the business press did the best job covering racism, sexism, and environmental degradation. Since 2008, she has been a freelance writer and media trainer.