Yearly Archives: 2010

Journalists seeking public office: What are the ethical issues?

2022-09-23T18:15:23-04:00

Panel report by Ken Regan (chair), Scott White, and Ivor Shapiro With research provided by Christine Dobby Approved by the Full Committee on October 27, 2010 If a practising journalist seeks public office, what effect does, can or should that choice have on his or her ability to continue or return to his or her work? This practical issue raises other, perhaps more philosophical, but no less relevant questions. The first is: Do journalists have a democratic right to participate in the public / political process, including running for office? There have been numerous examples of journalists seeking public office. [...]

Journalists seeking public office: What are the ethical issues?2022-09-23T18:15:23-04:00

The ethics of unpublishing

2022-09-23T18:16:01-04:00

Panel report by Kathy English (Chair), Tim Currie, Rod Link Approved by the Full Committee on October 27, 2010 The Ethics Committee of the CAJ asked the unpublishing panel to propose guidelines for correcting online content and handling public requests to “unpublish” -- a word media organizations have coined to describe requests to remove published digital content from websites and online archives. To study this issue, the panel relied heavily on a research paper English completed last year for the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Online Credibility Project, co-sponsored by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. That research “The longtail [...]

The ethics of unpublishing2022-09-23T18:16:01-04:00

Guidelines for re-tweeting or re-posting information found in social media

2022-09-23T18:16:35-04:00

June 7, 2010 Social Media Panel Members: Bert Bruser, Tim Currie (Chair), Kirk LaPointe and Ellen Van Wageningen The Ethics Committee of the CAJ asked the Social Media panel to propose guidelines for re-tweeting, or forwarding through social networks, information that originates from followers. The issue applies mainly to using Twitter in breaking news situations but it also applies to re-posting information in other social networks such as Facebook. The primary issue is the risk of distributing untrue information. A related issue is the risk of seeming to endorse the opinions of others. To study this issue, the panel looked [...]

Guidelines for re-tweeting or re-posting information found in social media2022-09-23T18:16:35-04:00
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