Editor’s Note: After interviewing panelists, immediate past ASBPE Ethics Committee chair Howard Rauch prepared a report on the May 10 Ethics Roundtable at the National Conference. Since Howard wasn’t able to attend, he based his report on interviews with panelists and a transcript provided by panelist and committee member Warren Hersch. With Howard’s permission, the committee is delighted to share this account with ASBPE’s members. An edited transcript of the Q&A that followed the Roundtable can be found below. Roy Harris, interim chair.

All-Star Ethics Panel Tackles Ad/Edit Challenge; Creative Edit Ideas; Harassment; Transparency

By Howard Rauch

Washington, DC — Editor/advertiser relations remain B2B media’s major hurdle. This dim view was shared by Ethics Roundtable panelists during last week’s American Society of Business Publication Editors National Conference. The agreed-upon top concern was a rising movement requiring editors to increase creative contribution to sponsored content program development. (Read more.)


From the Ethics Roundtable Q&A: How Should Editors Vet Freelancers?

This edited version of remarks from the May 10 Ethics Roundtable audience reflects some concerns that were raised during and after the ASBPE National Conference’s panel presentation. As interim Ethics Committee chair, I moderated the panel and the Q&A. The following begins with my remarks about freelancers, and the importance of vetting them about possible ethical conflicts. (Read more.)