The naming of ISIS

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U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron refer to the so-called Islamic state as Isil. The Observer and other news outlets refer to the group as Isis. Stephen Pritchard, readers’ editor of the Observer, wanted to know why.

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Annual Conference

ONO’s 2014 annual conference took place in Hamburg, Germany from May 4 – 7.

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In the News…

A new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists shows that hundreds of journalists have been murdered and more than 1,000 have died in just a little more than two decades.

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Good and bad of journalism in aftermath of air tragedy

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A Russia Today reporter based in London resigned in protest at the station’s coverage of the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine.

Well done, Sarah Firth for resigning,” says Belfast Telegraph Readers’ Editor Paul Connolly, “But, given the years of questions about RT’s partiality, what took you so long?”

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Is ‘bias’ a synonym for ‘discrimination?’

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“Some of my favorite questions from readers are the ones without any single answer,” says Kansas City Star Public Editor Derek Donovan.

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A “refirement” party

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The Washington News Council closed after 15 years of holding the state’s news media publicly accountable for accuracy, fairness and ethics. John Hamer led the council for 15 years and recently celebrated his “refirement.”

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