Singer, Jane B. and Ashman, Ian
“Comment Is Free, but Facts Are Sacred”: User-generated Content and Ethical Constructs at theGuardian.
Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 24
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.