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Ethics and sports journalism on ICE agenda

Sports journalism: ethical vacuum or ethical minefield?

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That is the question at this year’s annual conference at the Institute of Communication Ethics in October.

Sky Sports News executive editor Andy Cairns (right) is the keynote speaker at an event organised by Tom Bradshaw and Daragh Minogue – and which is believed to be the first academic conference in the UK dedicated to ethics in sports journalism.

The selection of papers exploring a range of ethical issues in sports communications include the latest research by Professor Suzanne Franks on women in sports journalism, Jonathan Cable on the impact of clickbait in football reporting and Tracie Edmundson on the digital sports media landscape in Australian sport.

In addition, there will be papers on diversity in sports journalism, sports media relations and the ethics of self-censorship.

A round-table discussion with a panel of sports journalists, hosted by Minogue, will wrap up the formal part of the day with drinks afterwards.

The conference is on October 27 at the Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, London. Full details HERE

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