Journalism ethics and Twitter

byijnet_admin
Jul 24, 2009 in Miscellaneous

A new article on the journalism Web site Media Helping Media discusses ethical issues journalists face when using the social networking Web site Twitter, and provides tips on how best to use the service, such as for newsgathering.

The resource offers Twitter-using journalists a look at issues including accuracy, impartiality, fairness and privacy.

“The fact that a tweet by a journalist is restricted to 140 characters does not mean that journalistic ethics can be ditched,” the article's author David Brewer wrote. The London-based Brewer has 30+ years experience as a journalist and manager spanning newspapers, radio, TV, and online.

To read the article, click here.