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.