The final section in the book is Section 4 – Becoming a Thinking Journalist. Here we take a look at ethics, codes of practice and media law for online journalism. The final chapter reflects on the disruptive impact of the Internet to traditional media practices and makes predictions for the future.
12. Ethics and Good Practice
Journalism Concepts and Ideas
How Do Proprietors Influence News?
Ethics Online and Offline
‘Rocking the Boat’
How Corrections and Clarifications Should Be Handled
NUJ Code of Conduct
A Blogger’s Code of Conduct?
How You Portray People Is an Ethical Issue
Basic Ethical Questions
The Cautionary Tale of Johann Hari
Final Ethical Questions
13 Law and Regulation
An Uncertain Universe
Copyright (Intellectual Property)
14 How the Internet Transformed Journalism
Milestones in Technology
The Web Is Not the Internet
How Do Mobile Apps Use the Internet?
The Web Gets Political
Open Source Movement
The Launch of Newspaper Websites
News as a Commodity
Impact of the Net on Working Practices
Online News Today
The Network and Devices
The Rise of Tablet Devices
Predicting the Future (Based on the Past)