Privacy and Digital Door Stepping Issues for Digi-Journos Storify

by journojames on April 3, 2012

Originally published January 2012.

Project for online journalism seminar.

Privacy and Digital Door Stepping Issues for Digi-Journos

The ethical issues and challenges digital journalists face with the growing use of social media sites that blur the line between public and private information.

Storified by James Kim · Wed, May 02 2012 22:58:07

Wikipedia’s general definition of digital journalism.
Digital journalism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDigital journalism is a term used to describe journalism originating from the Internet. … Digital journalism is creating a new media …
What used to be information and savings delivered to the doorstep of a home has now become an array of “digital doorsteps” otherwise known as email inboxes, social networks and mobile phones.
Digital Doorstep – A Digital Doorstep? > What's a Digital Doorstep?What used to be information and savings delivered to the doorstep of a home has now become an array of "digital doorsteps" ot…
Traditional definitions of privacy fit somewhat uneasily into social media. Privacy is about intrusion rather than secrecy and the question is whether you have a reasonable expectation that something is private, rather than whether you have done or said something in public. These concepts are not easy to apply to social networking sites where the point of the exercise is to share information with others.
Reportr.net » How social media blurs the line between public and …Aug 11, 2008 … The students thought of these spaces as private and were critical of the practice of digital door-stepping by reporter…
Social Media: Journalism's Friend or Foe? – EContent MagazineJan 22, 2010 … When using social networking tools for reporting or for our personal lives, we … Some of the journalism-centric conc…
When journalists go online: ethical challenges for news and social …Mar 19, 2010 … Referring to the links between social media and journalism as “a burning issue”, BBC Media Correspondent Torin Douglas…
The use of Facebook is not only the opportunity to search for new stories, but it also represents a new ethical issue for journalists. What are the limits in using personal information published online? 
Facebook privacy settings: opportunity or challenge for journalism …Dec 18, 2011 … Digital Journalism Study 2011 found that more than 35 percent of … research concerning attitudes toward social netwo…
GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Privacy in the age of online social networkingNov 12, 2010 … What's at stake in the debate about online privacy? What regulatory agencies are involved, what options are they c…
In the hours following the Virginia Tech shootings, reporters were quick to sign up for Facebook accounts to find people touched by the campus shootings. This digital door stepping provoked a wave of resentment from students, as if the reporters were eavesdropping on conversations between friends.
Social media poses digital dilemmas for journalists | Journalism EthicsJul 11, 2011 … This digital door stepping provoked a wave of resentment from students, as if the reporters were eavesdropping on conv…
Digital Doorstepping: New Worlds, Old Techniques – One Man and …Digital Doorstepping: New Worlds, Old Techniques. By Adam Tinworth on April 17, 2007 5:33 PM | 4 Comments | No TrackBacks. There's …

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