We spend a lot of time thinking about this challenge in our day-to-day work in social journalism. And that’s what led us to bring together people with common experiences across the industry into an ONA working group focusing on the ethics and standards of social and digital newsgathering.
Eric Carvin and Fergus Bell, the founders of the ONA social newsgathering working group, are social media editors at The Associated Press, and Eric also chairs ONA’s News Ethics Committee.
Learn more about what the issues they will address with the social newsgathering working group: Social newsgathering: Charting an ethical course - Online News Association
Also, check out Eric Carvin and Mandy Jenkins’s panel discussion at SXSW about ethics in verification on social media.
There’s a leap from a tweet to reporting what it meant in context
Mark Jones, Reuters, at ONA UK’s panel on the need for speed in breaking news reporting.
Do you work with user generated content and want to join in the conversation around ethical issues?Join ONA’s social and digital newsgathering working group.
The Internet is just like any other public space. Women face the same discrimination and harassment that they end up facing on the street.
What is it? A bookmarklet which allows you to see how many times a URL has been shared on social media – and by which journalists – in a single click. How is it of use to journalists? Ever wondered how many other journalists are sharing your content? Social media aggregator Muck Rack has launched a new tool which allows you to find out in a single click. The bookmarklet also shows how many times a link has been shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and Google , and you can use it as a quick and easy way to add content to your Muck Rack portfolio or to a media list.