2010 Session 5
SESSION V 3:30 – 4:55 pm
When Journalists Join the Media Revolution: An International Conversation
The session explores the ethical issues that arise when mainstream journalists use new media, including social media, blogs and Twitter. Can journalists report impartially for their newspaper beat while taking sides on the issues when they tweet or blog? What should be the guidelines?
Two leading experts in new media and social media, one in the United States, one in Canada, present their views on best practices in a dynamic, interactive session, using real-world examples.
Lewis Friedland, professor, UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Katy Culver, faculty, UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Alfred Hermida, assistant professor, University of British Columbia