1. iMediaEthics.org http://www.imediaethics.org
iMediaEthics is an international media ethics news website featuring both daily media ethics news and larger investigations. The site advocates the use of objective methods, fact checking and ethical standards. Prior to December 2, 2011 iMediaEthics was known as Stinky Journalism. Stinky Journalism was formed in 2004 and later merged with http://www.checkyourfacts.org Art Science Research Laboratory is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that publishes iMediaEthics, along with several others sites, including art site ToutFait.Com and NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine. ASRL is co-founded and directed by Rhonda Roland Shearer, an artist, art historian and adjunct journalism lecturer at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, and her late husband, Harvard professor and scientist, Stephen Jay Gould.
StinkyJournalism.org, which launched in 2004, has consistently been ranked in Alexa’s top 20 most visited news media watchdogs for the past year based on statistics from Alexa. In 2004, the Webby Awards named StinkyJournalism.org to its list of Webby Honorees.
In October 2011, StinkyJournalism.org underwent a website redesign and a name change. The name change reflects StinkyJournalism’s growing coverage of media standards and all aspects of media ethics. We’ll call out the media for getting it wrong, but we also want to highlight when the media gets it right.
iMediaEthics was awarded Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications’ prestigious 2012 Mirror Award for Best Single Article, Digital Media for its report on a double standard in photojournalism. Read the winning article here and see below a photo of iMediaEthics’ publisher and editor-in-chief Rhonda Roland Shearer accepting the award June 13, 2012.
Art Science Research Laboratory founding donor Paul Mellon provided the start up funds of more than 1.2 million dollars. The single donor in recent years is the co-founder, Rhonda Roland Shearer, who pays the organization’s expenses and does not receive a salary or benefits. See ASRL’s accountant’s letter outlining our 2010 financials. Our general policy is to post donor names when amounts given exceed $1,000.