Tag Archives: Journalist ethics

May 22 2011

Profiting From The Web: The Ethics Of The New Media Environment

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These are my notes from a talk given to the Web Science Conference, ‘Profiting From the New Web’ on Monday May 23rd, 2011 at the Royal Society. You can see the slides here. I want to start by saying that … Continue reading

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May 21 2011

Scandal! An 18th century drama of micro-blogging and super injunctions

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Is there nothing that can stop the spread of scandal in the digital age? Whether false or true, gossip has always been a fact of human social life in all its destructive and revelatory forms. The supposed hey-dey of Habermas’ … Continue reading

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May 10 2011

The messy reality of law, privacy and media freedom

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It’s an interesting time for journalism law experts.  Here here’s my quick take on today’s significant three decisions/issues:   Max Mosley is an intelligent and determined critic of media abuses. I thought he was right to sue the News of the … Continue reading

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May 4 2011

Should They Publish the Osama Bin Laden Photos? (Survey)

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It appears Obama has decided not to publish the photos of the dead Osama Bin Laden – do yu think he is right? Please complete our very short, deliberative survey: https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/lsewebsite/binladenphoto

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Mar 30 2011

‘Like ticket touts at Stamford Bridge’ LSE’s Howard Davies on Journalists

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Technically, Howard Davies was my boss at the LSE until he resigned over the donation from Libya. Along with that he can also be accused of having created POLIS, the journalism think-tank that I run. Therefore, I have more than … Continue reading

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Feb 25 2011

Al Jazeera: Leading The Citizen Media Revolution

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We take it for granted now, but coverage of the uprisings in the Middle East this year would hardly have happened at times without social media. Put aside the silly debate about whether Twitter ’caused’ revolution and look instead at … Continue reading

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Feb 11 2011

Are celebrities good for charities? Some new research (guest blog)

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When Sharon Stone says she will kiss just about anybody for peace in the Middle East then a hostile reaction to the idea of celebrity activism is understandable. The juxtaposition of serious suffering and a glib actress can jar. But … Continue reading

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Jan 21 2011

The Line of Verification: a guide to social media & objectivity

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[Update 8.2.2012: Sky News has announced new guidelines on the use of Twitter that is causing an interesting debate - my take on that is here] We all know that the Internet means that there is a superfluity of information … Continue reading

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Jan 18 2011

Media Pluralism: How Rawls can help us think about Newscorp’s BskyB bid (guest blog)

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One of the things that has intriqued me about the arugment over the Newscorp/BSkyB bid has been the range of responses from the legalistic to the emotional. In the end Jeremy Hunt will have to show that he has acted … Continue reading

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Jan 3 2011

Secrecy is the problem, not leakers: Wikileaks on the global stage

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Wikileaks is now at the centre of a global battle between media and those in power but what’s the value of what Julian Assange is doing? This article was written for the United Nation’s Global Expert Finder website, part of … Continue reading

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