'Comment Is Free, but Facts Are Sacred': User-generated Content and Ethical Constructs at the Guardian

Singer, J. & Ashman, I. (2009). 'Comment Is Free, but Facts Are Sacred': User-generated Content and Ethical Constructs at the Guardian. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 24(1), pp. 3-21. doi: 10.1080/08900520802644345

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Abstract

This case study examines how journalists at Britain’s Guardian newspaper and affiliated website are assessing and incorporating user-generated content in their perceptions and practices. A framework of existentialism helps highlight constructs and professional norms of interest. It is one of the first data-driven studies to explore how journalists are negotiating personal and social ethics within a digital network.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Mass Media Ethics on 12/03/2009, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08900520802644345
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: School of Arts > Department of Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3451

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