A social media ethics code you can support

If you’re a journalist and you use social media, you’ll want to read this.  And if you work for a news organization — from student media on up to the top markets, you’ll want to read this, too. According to the Online News Assocation website, “The ONA Social Newsgathering Ethics Code is a document that …

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5 best practices for user-generated content

The AP’s Eric Carvin, Pro Publica’s Amanda Zamora and CNN iReport’s Katie Hawkins-Gaar pulled together some excellent advice for anyone hoping to do a better job with content contributed by the audience.  In true UGC style, they crowdsourced many of the best ideas from the journalism community at large. Here are the Top 5 pieces …

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What journalists can learn from CNN’s iReport

CNN’s iReport first launched in 2006 as a way to allow people from all around the world to contribute pictures and video of breaking news stories. According to the website, here’s how the unit’s producers handle submissions from a reported 750,000 registered members: iReport receives, on average, 500 iReports a day, and a fraction of …

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