ethics

May
23
Better, less toxic, social media starts with us

Better, less toxic, social media starts with us

The platforms are merely amplifiers. The blame lies with us.
1 min read
May
25
Death knocks aren't the problem - it's the digital onslaught.

Death knocks aren't the problem - it's the digital onslaught.

Dominic Ponsford takes up the digital doorstepping point, and misses the point: I would argue that when you are writing
3 min read
May
23
We need a conversation about the ethics of digital doorstepping

We need a conversation about the ethics of digital doorstepping

I first wrote about digital doorstepping a decade ago. And the problem has only got worse: I have dealt with
1 min read
Jan
09
WikiLeaks Task Force doxing concerns: is Twitter verification making you a target?

WikiLeaks Task Force doxing concerns: is Twitter verification making you a target?

Remember when I was amused by Twitter deciding that I’m not a journalist or in the media? Well, now
1 min read
Sep
03
Viral videos: financial reality trumps ethics?

Viral videos: financial reality trumps ethics?

What happens when you have a video go seriously viral? A media frenzy ensued and ultimately Kim’s video was
1 min read
Jul
23

Reddit for Journalists

Three speakers at news:rewired talking about use of Reddit in journalism, moderated by Mark Frankel, assistant editor, social news,
3 min read
May
01

Don't trust over-worked decaf drinkers

If you’re in an office full of over-worked journalists, the coffee drinkers are the ones to trust: According to
1 min read
Jan
15

The Mumsnet content racket

Mumsnet charges you to provide them with content… I’m sorry, Mumsnet charges writers and actors or their publishers and
1 min read
Oct
23

Two screens, all horror

We live in a world where journalists hacked a murdered girl’s phone – and where the activities of a serial
Feb
27

Journalists: Link To Win

People have, on occasion, described TechCrunch (and ex-TechCrunch) writers are “bratty” in their writing style. MG Siegler does a pretty
2 min read