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Saturday, February 9 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Navigating the Challenges in Social Media Ethics

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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.

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Kelly Fincham (Hofstra)

Assistant Professor, Hofstra University
I teach journalism at Hofstra University in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. My classes prepare students for the multi-platform newsroom and my research is focused on social media ethics and practice. | | In 2010, I established the award-winning Long Island Report, a student-run news site at Hofstra University. | | I have presented at conferences on digital tools and my work on social media has been published by... Read More →
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David Craig

Journalism professor and associate dean, University of Oklahoma
I teach and write about journalism ethics. I'm particularly interested in what excellence means in online journalism and the ethical challenges that make excellent work difficult. My book Excellence in Online Journalism (Sage, 2011) focused on those topics. I'm happiest when I'm blending the best work of ethics scholars with the best thinking of smart journalists.
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Steve Fox

Senior Lecturer, UMass Amherst
My kids. Journalism. Bruce Springsteen. Basketball. The New York Mets....
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Ginny Whitehouse

Associate Professor, Eastern Kentucky University
Media Ethics and Interactive Journalism |   | Ginny Whitehouse, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University specializing in interactive journalism and media ethics. She co-directs the AEJMC Media Ethics Teaching Workshop and is Cases and Commentaries section editor for the Journal of Mass Media Ethics. She is interested in distinctions between what we can do legally versus what we should do (or not) ethically when it... Read More →

Saturday February 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Cinema - Hippodrome

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