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"Comment is Free, but Facts Are Sacred": User-generated Content and Ethical Constructs at the Guardian
Journal of Mass Media Ethics (2009)
  • Jane B. Singer, University of Iowa
  • Ian Ashman
Abstract

This case study examines how journalists at Britain’s Guardian newspaper and affiliated Web site 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.

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Publication Date
January, 2009
Citation Information
Jane B. Singer and Ian Ashman. ""Comment is Free, but Facts Are Sacred": User-generated Content and Ethical Constructs at the Guardian" Journal of Mass Media Ethics Vol. 24 Iss. 1 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jane_singer/4/