Archives for February 2016

Bar, Media and Judiciary Conference Invites Journalists to Feb. 26 Forum

The Georgia Bar, Media and Judiciary Conference invites journalists to its Friday, Feb. 26, forum on emerging issues in the law and society. Journalists receive the student rate of $25 for the all-day conference, which includes parking in the State Bar building in downtown Atlanta and a box lunch. Attendees are free to stay for just part of the day and each session allots time for questions from journalists and others in attendance.

Sessions include:

  • A look behind the scenes at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s comprehensive review of police shootings, “Over the Line.”
  • Law enforcement officers discuss how the tension between them and citizens is changing the way they approach their jobs.
  • 21st century public housing? Covering the continuing construction of Atlanta’s sports stadiums.
  • The story of a college football fix: A look back at Georgia’s contribution to the law of libel in the world of Bear Bryant
  • Justice for judges: A look at the work of the Judicial Qualifications Commission in a Fred Friendly-style visit to the imaginary court of Judge Lawless Stevens in Lizard Lick, Ga.
  • Georgia and the death penalty: Changing perspectives?
  • A live broadcast of GPB’s “Political Rewind” with Bill Nigut and Jim Galloway.

See the full program and register here:

Accountable Journalism Website Lets Reporters Easily Search for Media Codes of Ethics


By Adreana Young

In 2002, the largest collection of press codes of conduct in the world was donated to University of Missouri by French journalist Claude-Jean Bertrand. Fast-forward to 2015, where the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Ethical Journalism have revamped the website at

According to Randy Pichtr, RJI executive director, so far, RJI and EJN have put together 769 entries that include codes of ethics, Press Council guidelines and related documents from 250 countries around the globe.

Using the database is simple. Just type a word into the search bar and codes relating to the word will come up.

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Grants Available from Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University is currently accepting applications for two grants for writers ready to embark on ambitious reporting projects. 


Matthew Power Literary Reporting AwardDEADLINE: February 16, 2016

Online Application:


A grant of $12,500 will be awarded to support the work of a promising early-career nonfiction writer on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition. Offered for the first time in 2015, the Award has been endowed by individuals and organizations touched by the life and work of Matthew Power, a wide-roving and award-winning journalist who sought to live and share the experience of the individuals and places on which he was reporting. Winners will have access to NYU’s libraries and the Institute’s facilities, including work space (as available).


The Reporting AwardDEADLINE: February 22, 2016

Online Application:


The Reporting Award supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects in the public interest. The Institute will select up to two winners of the Reporting Award. Each winner may receive a different amount of money, at the discretion of the Committee. The maximum award is $12,500.  Winners will have access to NYU’s libraries and the Institute’s facilities, including work space (as available).