Should Journalists Support Social Causes?

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Social media makes it simple to purport to support a cause. Should journalists participate in social media activism? Many of my students think so. What do you think?

You Can Ask, But Don’t Demand

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The worst thing that happens when you make a request is that you are told “no.” When the request becomes a rights-limiting demand, it’s another issue. A sheriff’s department recently asked news media to stop tweeting an newsworthy manhunt. What do you think, should media have stopped?

Tweet Creates Red Carpet-Worthy Oscar Faux Pas

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The most unsavory Oscar faux pas didn’t happen at the event. See how a satirical publication created a social media crisis by making a 9-year-old the subject of its offensive joke.