Fall Event Lineup to Feature Sessions on Elections, Medical Ethics, Immigration

Guests to include CBS News medical correspondent Jon LaPook and Documented co-founder Mazin Sidahmed.

Panelists at an Ethics & Journalism Initiative event in 2023.

The Ethics and Journalism Initiative continues its public conversations this fall to explore some of the  most pressing ethical considerations journalists face, including timely issues around covering elections, medical topics and immigrant communities.

Sept. 10: Journalism Ethics and Covering the Election

We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, Sept. 10, for a special convening of leading political reporters and commentators. In this conversation, we’ll zero in on the dos and don’ts of election coverage, considering contested conventions like horse-race reporting and poll-chasing, new solutions, and what’s changed and stayed the same since 2022.

Sept. 24: Ethics of Medical Reporting

AP Photo/Gero Breloer


On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Dr. Jon LaPook, chief medical correspondent for CBS News, comes to EJI for a discussion on the ethics of medical reporting, answering your questions and sharing lessons learned from his award-winning career tracking health emergencies like COVID-19 and gun violence in real time, and balancing obligations to patient confidentiality, debunking conspiracies, and keeping the public informed.




October 29: Covering Immigration: Reporting Across Language, Cultural Divides

AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, Mazin Sidahmed, co-executive director at Documented, an independent, non-profit newsroom, will lead a discussion on the complex ethical issues journalists may encounter when covering immigration, including privacy, safety of sources, reporting across language and cultural divides, power differentials, and legal risks to immigrants and their families.

All events will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute building at 20 Cooper Square in New York City. Lunch will be provided, and registration is required. Join our mailing list to receive information about registering for these and other EJI events, and to learn more about the initiative.