The Irony of Journalism Ethics

The Irony of Journalism Ethics

The overshadowing attitude within some newsrooms, that the story is more important than the people involved, is why ‘journalism ethics’ is gradually being considered oxymoronic. The tainted history of some media newsrooms, markedly Rupert Murdoch’s empire which breached ethical journalistic practices by illegal phone-tapping, has sadly left a dark cloud over much of the field, which … Continue reading

Storify: Cutting and Pasting a Long Story Short

Storify: Cutting and Pasting a Long Story Short

Where multimedia surrounds the field of journalism, many journalists and publishing houses have turned to reorganising online content on platforms designed to curate, not create. The process of content curation begins with sifting through online content which includes news or feature stories, videos, images, social media posts, blogs, even podcasts and infographics and cherry-picking the … Continue reading

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Despite possessing a great deal of power, by no means can journalists do whatever the hell they wish. Journalists also have to navigate the legal minefield and report responsibly, ensuring fair conduct for all involved. Amongst the countless legal issues that journalists face, lies the danger of user-generated content (UGC). Crowdsourced contributions are almost a … Continue reading