media law and ethics

Breaking Down Media Law & Ethics in the Age of Online Publishing

When a mistake gets into a story, news agencies typically move quickly to correct the record. Attorneys may join the conversation if a grievance reaches a particular level – libel (the story carries false accusations and it damages someone’s reputation) or defamation (true or not, someone’s reputation has been damaged). Complicating things today, we have…

Media Insider: Virtual Reality Ethics, Journalism Sessions at SXSW and the Latest Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. An Ethical Reality Check for Virtual Reality Journalism (Medium) “Virtual reality journalism is with us to stay, and will become even more realistic and immersive as technology improves,” the author begins. This article outlines a few ethical procedures journalists should take into…

Media Insider: Historical News Footage Released, The Ethics of Using Hacked Documents and This Week’s Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. AP to Put Nearly 17,000 Hours of Archival News Footage on YouTube (Variety) The Associated Press, along with newsreel archive British Movietone, plan on uploading more than 550,000 video clips to YouTube, totaling more than 1 million minutes of…

Media Insider: Insights into Online Communities and Audiences, An Editor Remembered, and Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Research: Why Communities Are a Key “Strategic Resource” for Magazine Publishers (Online Journalism Blog) Two professors from Finland recently published a report concerning online communities and why they are great resources for strengthening engagement, developing loyalty and cultivating deeper…

Around the Wire: DIY Ethics, Moving Past Pageviews, and More Media News

Every Friday, join PR Newswire media relations manager Amanda Hicken as she rounds up five articles from the past week for journalists, bloggers, and other content creators. 1. What Are Alternative Metrics to Pageviews? (Journalism.co.uk) Pageviews. For a long time, they’ve been the ruling indicator of online success. However, because rampant link baiting is overtaking quality content and raising bounce…