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Online Journalism Ethics: Traditions and Transitions

Traditions and Transitions

Paperback Published: 16th July 2007
ISBN: 9780765615749
Number Of Pages: 272

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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 book 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.

Introduction: The Practice and Promise of Journalistic Ethics in a Digital World
Traditions, Conventions, and Ethics
History of Journalism Conventions and Principles
Independence, the Inverted Pyramid, and Objectivity
Technology, Interactivity, and the New Media
Case Study: Political Blog
Notes
Newsrooms Go Online
A Brief History
Online Journalism and Its Audience Today
Who Is a Journalist?
The Online Journalist as Gatekeeper
Case Study: News Director as Gatekeeper
Notes
Gathering and Sharing Information
Accuracy and Verification
Source Transparency as a New Ethic
Case Study: Transparency and Verification
Notes
Ethics and the Law
Privacy and Deception: Can You Hide Your Prying Eyes?
Local Statutes, Global Medium
Shield Laws: Who Is a Journalist?
Case Study: Deception Justified?
Notes
Blogs and Other "Participatory Journalists"
Are Bloggers Journalists?
Bloggers and Journalistic Principles
Bloggers' Ethics
Watchdogs on the Watchdogs
Journalists Who Blog
Case Study: Newspaper's Blog
Notes
Beyond Blogs: Other Interactive News Forms
User-Generated Content
News Organizations' Citizen Media Initiatives
Polling and the Web
Interactive Dialogue Through E-mail
Case Study: A Citizen's Initiative
Notes
Commercial Issues and Content Linking
Church-State Separation of Advertising and News
Linking and Implied Endorsement of Linked-to Content
Case Study: Linking to YouTube.com
Notes
Cross-Platform Journalism, Partnering, and Cross-Ownership
Public Service
Culture Clashes
Branding and Cross-Promotion
Employer Ethics
Conclusion
Case Study: The TV Critic in a Partnered Newsroom
Notes
Appendices
Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists
Founding Priciples of the Online News Association
Key Concepts from The Elements of Journalism
Index
About the Authors
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ISBN: 9780765615749
ISBN-10: 0765615746
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th July 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.37