Online Journalism Ethics

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M.E. Sharpe, Jul 12, 2007 - Computers
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Online media present both old and new ethical issues for journalists who must make decisions in an interactive, instantaneous environment short on normative standards or guidelines. This user-friendly text guides prospective and professional journalists through ethical questions encountered only online.

Including real-life examples and perspectives from online journalists in every chapter, the book examines the issues of gathering information, reporting, interviewing, and writing for mainstream news organizations on the Web. It considers the ethical implications of linking, interactivity, verification, transparency, and Web advertising, as well as the effects of convergence on newsrooms. It also addresses the question of who is a journalist and what is journalism in an age when anyone can be a publisher. Each chapter includes a complex case study that promotes critical thinking and classroom discussion about how to apply the ethical issues covered.

 

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Contents

1 Traditions Conventions and Ethics
3
2 Newsrooms Go Online
28
3 Gathering and Sharing Information
54
4 Ethics and the Law
80
5 Bloggers and Other Participatory Journalists
115
6 Beyond Blogs Other Interactive News Forms
151
7 Commercial Issues and Content Linking
180
8 CrossPlatform Journalism Partnering and CrossOwnership
198
Appendix A Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists
223
Appendix B Founding Principles of the Online News Association
227
Appendix C Key Concepts from The Elements of Journalism
229
Index
231
About the Authors
246
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