In this panel discussion Poynter Fellows Gabrielle Bellot and Eunsong Kim will discuss emerging ethical considerations and journalistic protocols that are required to respond to shifting media practices. Questions for discussion include: What is ‘public’ and ‘private,’ on social media? Who counts as a ‘source’? What responsibility do journalists bear in protecting social media sources? What happens when a journalist publishes social media content out of context? What harm can come when a social media user’s postings ‘trend’? What ways has the field and profession of journalism shifted with an ever- expanding field of popular, accessible, user-generated ‘reporting’?
*Co-sponsors: Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and the Digital Humanities Lab @ Yale.
The symposium brings together influential professionals from the news media, social media, and academia to explore how the blurring of facts and opinion and the rise of hate speech in the cybersphere have affected the American political process. Greta Van Susteren will be the MC, featuring discussions with Scott Carpenter, Jigsaw; Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek; Eliana Johnson, National Review; Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal; Glenn Thrush, Politico; Tanzina Vega, CNN; Graeme Wood, The Atlantic; Dean Robert Post, Yale Law School; and student leaders from all sides of the political spectrum on their role as consumers of media and engaged citizens.