Information Ethics as a Guide for New Media.

E.H. Spence, Aaron Quin

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    Good journalism is based—and to some extent thrives—on a diversity of perspectives from those who supply information and informed opinions to the public. New media journalism is a contemporary newsgathering and disseminating method with enormous communication potential because it is an online forum that can connect a great number of diverse contributors and audiences. Citizen journalism—performed on a global level through the Web—is a potential marvel because of its wide reach and range of diversity. This paper offers an examination and philosophical analysis that shows which facets of new media information ethics and epistemology can be reconciled with universal ethical and epistemological principles and which, if any, cannot. To that end, we wish to provide groundwork for the description and critical evaluation of universal ethical and epistemic standards consistent with the phenomenon of new media journalism.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)264-279
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of mass media ethics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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    • IR-71151

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