Session Description:As social platforms have emerged and been adopted widely for journalism, ethical issues have been discussed in professional forums such as the Poynter Institute and the Online News Association and within news organizations. Ethics scholars and other researchers have also begun publishing work on ethical challenges and best practices in social media. But the ethical questions are complex, and they are evolving as practices and the tools themselves change. This panel will focus on several continuing challenges using three widely recognized ethical principles – seeking truth, acting independently and minimizing harm – for analysis.
- David Craig, professor and associate dean, University of Oklahoma
- Kelly Fincham, assistant professor, Hofstra University
- Steve Fox, lecturer/Multimedia Journalism coordinator/Sports Journalism director, University of Massachusetts
- Ginny Whitehouse, associate professor, Eastern Kentucky University