Upholding and Updating Journalism Values

By Jeff Browne on September 6, 2014, in Blogs, Speakers

From the University of Colorado’s Digital Media Ethics Symposium, March 14-15, 2014 Keynote Address by Steve Buttry  Steve Buttry is the Lamar Visiting Scholar at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication.  At the time of his address, he was digital transformation editor for Digital First Media, which operates about 800 multi-platform media products […]


Native journalism and how to verify unaltered photography for free

By April Nowicki on March 16, 2014, in Blogs, Ethics, In the news, News, Photojournalism, Social media, Speakers

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. Panelists in the Saturday sessions defined underrepresented groups as minority ethnic groups for this discussion, specifically referring to […]

On breaking news first, global standards and modifying expectations: Media ethics

By April Nowicki on March 15, 2014, in Blogs, News, Speakers

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. Katy Culver from the University of Wisconsin spoke of global media ethics on behalf of Stephen Ward from the Center for Journalism Ethics […]


Drones, disasters and how to teach ethical marketing

Bug-shaped flying cameras, ex-reporters now working in sports, the fall 2013 Colorado floods and ads trying not to be ads – Friday’s symposium panels were all over the map with ethical issues. The first panel addressed drone coverage during disaster reporting. “Drones present a lot of ethical issues,” said Phil Tenser, digital executive producer for […]


Steve Buttry: ‘We can and must raise our ethical standards’

By April Nowicki on March 14, 2014, in Digital Stories, Ethics, Events, Journalism education, News, People, Social media, Speakers

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. “I’m not here to protect old school ethical standards,” Buttry said Friday at the Journalism & Mass Communication ethics symposium. “I’m […]

Jay Rosen: ‘Transparency is the new objectivity’

By April Nowicki on March 14, 2014, in Digital Stories, Ethics, Events, News, People, Speakers

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. “Transparency is the new objectivity,” said Rosen, a journalism professor at New York University. […]

A social ‘webjournalist’ shares digital tools, advice

By on November 29, 2012, in Blogs, Social media, Speakers

CU journalism students benefitted from a two-day visit by “webjournalist” Robert Hernandez, an assistant professor of professional practice at the Annenberg School of Communication at USC. Speaking in a public lecture and to multiple journalism classes, Hernandez emphasized the importance of social media and digital-media tools. >>>

Aimee Heckel, mobile journalist: an interactive profile

By on November 1, 2012, in Blogs, Speakers

Boulder Daily Camera mobile journalist and features reporter/editor Aimee Heckel avoids spending time the newsroom as much as possible. Her work tools are an iPad, iPhone, and Macbook laptop. View our interactive graphic of Aimee’s workshop at CU-Boulder in late October. >>>

dLab: Dan Petty on luck and skill using social media as a journalist (video)

By on October 21, 2012, in Blogs, Social media, Speakers

Sometimes journalists get lucky using social-media services as a reporting tool. Dan Petty, social media editor of the Denver Post and a social-media trainer for newsrooms across Digital First Media, started out his appearance as a guest workshop leader of a CU Journalism dLab workshop with a bizarre, true tale of a real-life bit of luck by Post editors. >>>

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Round-up: Digital transformation editor Steve Buttry inspires CU news workshop attendees

By on October 19, 2012, in Blogs, Events, Speakers

“Digital transformation editor” and prominent journalism blogger Steve Buttry visited CU-Boulder to impart a day’s worth of knowledge, advice, and an innovation pep talks to student and professional journalists in a workshop. The executive for Digital First Media touched on how to be a “digital-first” journalist, using social media as a reporting and research tool, new tools and techniques in digital journalism, and he offered advice on launching a career in digital journalism. >>>