Interplay of Journalism, Social Media and Ethical Concerns
Experiences from two Indian Newsrooms
When it comes to using social media for journalistic purpose, it has lot more potential in terms of circulating the news stories in multiple networks, being abreast of latest happenings around the world, and spotting the newsworthy posts, among others. This has compelled many news organisations worldwide to use social media. Further, journalists and editors are now increasingly being directed to use their personal social media networks for meeting the journalistic ends. Despite the social media being fruitful for journalists as well as news organisations, it comes up with set of challenges and concerns – in particular ethical ones – needs to be understood and addressed. In present interview article, I have discussed on some of challenges pertaining to journalistic use of social media which is based on the excerpts of in-depth interview conducted with journalists and editors dealing with social media from two Indian English dailies, the Hindustan Times and The Hindu. Here, I have arranged the interview excerpts thematically.
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