Ethics dicsussion for journalists and social media
THE ETHICS OF WEB 2.0
IS IT OK TO FRIEND SOURCES?
Do you complain about your job? Your
Will you be OK with them complaining about
Can you put aside what you learn about
Are you friending them as a journalist or
What if you learn something? Do you report
it? Ask about it?
WHAT’S OK IN YOUR OWN PROFILE?
Can you list your political affiliation?
Do you post personal thoughts on local
issues? National issues?
Is it OK to “like” pages of organizations you
Do you list your job as a journalist? Do
people have a right to know a reporter might
see their posts?
Friend your editor and co-workers; Keep
each other honest
You’re only as private as your weakest link
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