Ethics in a new media world


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Exposición de Randy Covignton, en seminario para jefes de redacción del Instituto de Prensa de la SIP, 2013

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Ethics in a new media world

  1. 1. Ethics in a new media world.Randy CovingtonDirector, WAN-IFRA Newsplexat the University of South Carolina
  2. 2. .St. Peter’s SquareRome, ItalyA new Popeis named
  3. 3. .The media world is changing.How should we in traditionalmedia respond?
  4. 4. .Lessons from Boston
  5. 5. .Lessons from BostonSpeed vs. accuracy
  6. 6. .Lessons from BostonGraphic reality vs. tasteBoston Globe
  7. 7. .Lessons from BostonGraphic reality vs. taste
  8. 8. .Lessons from BostonGraphic reality vs. tasteIs it okayto Photoshop?
  9. 9. .Lessons from BostonAuthorities releasephotos; the webgoes to work
  10. 10. .Lessons from BostonInnocent people are identified as suspects
  11. 11. .Lessons from BostonReddit apologizesThe reddit staff and the millions of people on reddit around the worlddeeply regret that this happened. We have apologized privately to thefamily of missing college student Sunil Tripathi, as have various usersand moderators. We want to take this opportunity to apologize publicfor the pain they have had to endure.
  12. 12. .Lessons from Boston“In a world where everyone is apublisher, no one is an editor. And thatis the danger we face today.”Scott PelleyAnchor, CBS TV
  13. 13. .Lessons from BostonNew York Postcriticized
  14. 14. .Lessons from BostonShootout seen online
  15. 15. .Lessons from BostonSearch for explanations
  16. 16. .We know what we do best. Buthow do we compete in areaswhere we do less well.Example: online comments.
  17. 17. .New Yorkercartoon
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  19. 19. .Shouldn’t comments be moderated?“Besides forming online communities inwhich people share ideas, news andgossip and debate issues of the day,blogs empower character assassins andmischief makers.”USA Today
  20. 20. .Shouldn’t comments be moderated?rcubedkc wrote:We have a worthless, drunken coward in the White House and amajority of Senators who are traitors. They will go down in history as thesellouts who destroyed the United States. God damned each and every one ofthem. I hope they all die a slow, horrible and painful death. 6/26/2007 6:14:32 PM
  21. 21. .Should comments be annonymous?
  22. 22. .Shouldn’t comments be moderated?Huffington Postmoderates
  23. 23. .Questions for journalists• Shouldn’t we have the samestandards for letters & comments?• Don’t people deserve to know whois attacking them?• Should social media set the rules?• Is it better to be first or right?• Aren’t we risking action by someoneelse if we don’t take responsibility?