Now More Than Ever: Ethics Matters
A Symposium on Digital Media Ethics
March 14-15, 2014
University of Colorado — Boulder
Top Stories from the Symposium
Native journalism and how to verify unaltered photography for free
Two more groups of journalists and educators rearranged themselves around a slightly cramped but accommodating room on Saturday afternoon, bringing more issues to light and the first CU Journalism & Mass Communication ethics symposium to a close.
On breaking news first, global standards and modifying expectations: Media ethics
CU’s digital media ethics symposium’s Twitter hashtag, #ethicssymposium, was moving almost as fast as the Saturday morning panel discussions on global ethics standards, the need to be first and transforming ethics codes.
First-day panels run the gamut
Bug-shaped flying cameras, ex-reporters now working in sports, the fall 2013 Colorado floods and ads trying not to be ads – Friday’s Journalism & Mass Communications ethics symposium panels covered the map.
Steve Buttry: ‘We can and must raise our ethical standards’
Some ethical dilemmas that journalists and journalism educators encounter today were unimaginable 20 years ago. Steve Buttry, editor at Digital First Media, said the accepted practices must change and flow with the moving industry.
Jay Rosen: ‘Transparency is the new objectivity’
Over time, journalists have grudgingly admitted that being bias-free is practically impossible, but they try to be fair, Jay Rosen told an audience yesterday at the University of Colorado. That admission has led to a new paradigm in reporting, he said.
A Media Ethics gathering that puts scholars in conversation with media professionals.
Underwritten by the Ethics & Ethics in Journalism Foundation. Co-sponsored by the University of Colorado program in Journalism & Mass Communication, Colorado State University Department of Journalism & Technical Communication, and The Media Ethics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).