A question worth asking

If social media outlets want to be taken as seriously as the traditional media outlets in the public sphere, shouldn’t they be subject to the same rules and regulations that govern journalism. This example of a blogger in Canada who disclosed the identity of a victim in a kidnapping case raises that question.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/2010/03/post-6.html

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~ by Vinayak Pande on April 13, 2010.

2 Responses to “A question worth asking”

  1. You’re kidding, right? Journalists make and break their own rules all of the time. And really what we are talking about is American journalism. Checkout journalistic standards in other countries, names of victims are used all of the time. It also seems ridiculous to shield the name of the alleged victim when everyone in the community knows the persons name anyway.

  2. […] A question worth asking […]

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