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If you’ve been following my blog posts to and from the public radio conference in New Orleans, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t talked much about what we talked about there. You’ve heard about my train ride, about food...
NPR recently updated its journalistic standards. This includes new wording on NPR’s mission and core principles. You can read every word here, though most of it is pretty basic stuff. Except this: In all our stories, especially matters of...
As Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new ethics panel begins meeting, the group has raised eyebrows by holding two meetings — one on a conference call and the other in a closed executive session — without public scrutiny. This from...
News stories tagged with "ethics"
Apr 17, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer has named Fordham Law School Dean John Feerick to head the state's new ethics Commission. It's a repeat performance for Feerick, who chaired a similar reform committee 20 years ago. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer and legislative leaders have agreed to an overhaul of state ethics laws, which they say will restore integrity to a system that's been criticized as corrupt and dysfunctional. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 21, 2006 — The Albany Times Union reports tha State Comptroller Alan Hevesi will step down to avoid indictment for using state drivers to chauffeur his wife. The Times Union attributes the story to "sources familiar with his decision". The paper reports Hevesi will resign by tomorrow morning in a deal with Albany County District Attorney David Soares. He will also plead guilty to a criminal charge, but won't have to spend time in jail. The New York State Capitol has been rife with scandal lately. Beyond Hevesi's ethics charges, the Senate Majority Leader revealed he's under federal investigation Tuesday, and another state Senator has been indicted in recent days. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2006 — Governor George Pataki says it may take longer than a week for his special prosecutor to decide whether the State Senate should try to remove State Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 27, 2006 — For a deeper look at the ethics of journalism, NCPR contacted Kelly McBride, who writes about ethics at the Poynter Institute, one of the top journalism think tanks in America. McBride spoke with Brian Mann about the ethical gray zones that reporters sometimes navigate while pursuing complicated stories. McBride says journalists sometimes serve a greater good by acting as observers rather than active participants. Go to full article
Apr 13, 2006 — Republican Congressman John Sweeney is facing tough questions over his involvement in a weekend retreat last January in Lake Placid that included more than twenty of his staff, family-members, and supporters. The New York Power Authority paid for the event, which had a price tag of $25,000. It was hosted by the Olympic Regional Development Authority. The roster of guests included powerful Republicans, including the brother and sister of former White House chief of staff Andrew Card and a top GOP lawyer who has represented Tom DeLay. At least four Democrats also attended, including aides to Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid from Nevada. Organizers say the trip was a legitimate effort to build federal support for Olympic venues in Lake Placid. But as Brian Mann reports, critics say the gathering was a taxpayer-sponsored vacation for politicians and lobbyists. Go to full article
Apr 11, 2006 — The Adirondack Park Agency says two staff members didn't violate state ethics laws by trying to steer projects to one of the workers' spouses. The findings were released Monday. The state Ethics Commission claimed last month that there was "reasonable cause" to believe that a violation had occurred. APA officials reviewed the allegations last week. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
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Sep 22, 2005 — A judge in Alexandria Bay has resigned following censure by a state commission. The commission recommended that Judge Charles Pennington be removed from the bench for using racially tinged language during a trial, and for taking a 17-year-old defendant to his home after another trial. Pennington says he will appeal, but this isn't the first time he's been censured by the commission. Go to full article
Apr 05, 2005 — A Nobel prize winner is on campus at Clarkson University today. John Fenn is a research professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He was awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry in 2002 for a pioneering technique for weighing large biological molecules. Fenn's career spans more than fifty years. During that time, he's seen government funding of scientific research increase dramatically. He'll give a lecture at Clarkson about how the money has affected science education. David Sommerstein spoke with him yesterday. Go to full article
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Mar 30, 2005 — Jeffrey Dvorkin, National Public Radio Ombudsman, takes questions from NCPR listeners on issues of media accountability, the independence of NPR News, quality of service, editorial guidelines, business practices and more in a wide-ranging community discussion of public broadcasting standards. Dvorkin will speak at 7:30 pm tonight in the Student Center at St. Lawrence University in Canton NY. Go to full article