Journalists to Debate Ethics of Blogging, Online News at Ohio University
ATHENS, Ohio â€“ Bloggers and online journalists have grabbed the spotlight for reporting on breaking news â€“ including political scandal â€“ ahead of traditional journalism outlets such as newspapers and television stations. But what are the ethical issues at stake in this new reporting environment?
Thatâ€™s the question dozens of journalists and scholars will discuss at the first conference focused exclusively on the ethics of blogging and online journalism. The conference, to be held April 7 â€“ 8 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, will jumpstart a dialog about the issue among professional reporters, college students and academics who study journalism trends and ethics.