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Prof. Bob Steele '69 Helps CBC Radio Craft New Standards & Practices Guide

November 18, 2010

31639November 18, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-Radio board of directors has approved a new journalistic standards and practices guide, notes a CBC story. "We are very proud of the work we have done, but we wanted to make sure it was the best there was," notes the network. "As the public broadcaster, we believe we should set the standard. So we asked for reviews from Pierre Trudel, director of the Centre for Media Studies and the L.R. Wilson chair for information technology and e-commerce law at the Université de Montréal, and Robert Steele, distinguished professor of journalism ethics at DePauw University and Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism Values at the Poynter Institute. Their reports say CBC's standards and practices meet or exceed industry standards."

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Robert M. Steele, Phyllis W. Nicholas Director of DePauw's Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and the University's Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism Ethics, is a 1969 graduate of DePauw. He recently discussed the suspension of MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann with the New York Times and Associated Press. The professor was recently named a Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists, the highest honor SPJ bestows upon a journalist for extraordinary contributions to the profession.

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