Join us for a conference on ethics and the crisis in local news, featuring news professionals and researchers from across the country. Topics include: ethics in local contexts, ethics and economics, innovations and the way forward, partisans, the public and polarization, and a keynote conversation with the executive editor and publisher of The Miami Herald, […]
In 2018, a prototype autonomous vehicle owned by Uber killed a bicyclist. If a human being had done such a thing, we would have had no problem assigning moral responsibility for that action. We would ask was the driver was negligent, speeding, or drunk? Or did the bicyclist dart out in front of the car […]
For today’s episode, we look to the future with an eye to politics, tech, society, and humanity. First, Greg Palast stops by the studio as part of his three-day visit to Madison for the 18th annual Fighting Bob Fest. He outlines his opposition to siting F-35 jets in Madison—or anywhere—and briefly talks Trump, 2020, and […]
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Three panelists with expertise in media, political reporting and the news industry will engage in a public discussion about journalism ethics and the special challenges of covering politics in highly polarized times. The panelists are: • David Folkenflik is the New York City-based media correspondent for NPR News and […]
The Senate voted not to confirm the leaders of the elections and elections commissions — Mike Haas and Brian Bell. But it’s not entirely clear if that means the two men are out of a job. The DOJ report recommended disciplinary action for some of the Government Accountability Board workers, who they consider responsible for […]
For terminally ill patients, often one of the last willful acts of good that can be performed is the donation of organs to save others’ lives. But a complex intersection of time constraints, ethical standards, and legal definitions can sometimes make it difficult to achieve a successful transplantation.