Important topic: Do digital media/social media call for new code of ethics, esp. for journalists?
Some great food for thought here: Journalists regularly copy and paste tweets and Facebook updates in coverage of stories. But what are the implications of this for privacy, journalistic ethics and copyright? And what happens when we copy and paste, retweet, share or otherwise broadcast comments by minors, without permission, without asking minors’ parents for permission? The times, they are a-changing, indeed….
Passing it on is the new media: Sharing, re-blogging, re-tweeting on Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook & Twitter
You don’t need to create original content, you can pass on content. It’s a new way to think of media and authoring. “…in future, the most viral stories are going to have a life of their own, being shared across many different platforms and being read by people who will never visit the original site on which they were published.”
People are dropping blogging for social networks like Facebook... especially young people
I see blogging, social network updating and quick-blogging (Posterous and Tumblr) as separate outlets, and use them all differently. I don’t think I’ll ever stop blogging at Nikkei View because I see it as my permanent, long-form and archival venue. Twitter and Facebook are fleeting and in the moment. Posterous is for quick bits about pop cuture and Asian America, and Tumblr is for media and technology babble, but again, short bits.
Then again, I’m old, so it’s no wonder I still value my blog.
ReadWriteWeb: How online reading habits changed over 2010
The so-called “Web 2.0” era has evolved because of web apps, mobile, social media and other 2010 trends.
U.S. National Archives Asks Whether Politicians' Tweets and Blogs are "Official Government Records"
So should news companies be archiving Tweets and Facebook updates as bits of journalism? Surely, their blogs are… aren’t they?
So you want to be a journalist?
Some thoughtful and helpful tips from Sara Fruman, CU Journalism student & CU Independent's social media editor.