New Ethics in New Media?

As I’ve mentioned to some of you, I’m leading an ethics panel at the Online News Association’s annual conference in Washington in September.

There have been a number of ethical issues that have cropped up in the past year, ranging from the McCain lobbyist story in the New York Times to the “bittergate” controversy involving a citizen journalist at the Huffington Post.  I recently stumbled across these suggested set of guidelines dealing with online video and wanted to see what other ideas folks had on these issues.

Feel free to weigh in!




About journalismprof

Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and has been working to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed three courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. The courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He is also working with students on developing, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at He also edits part-time for with the NFL and college football network.
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