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Ethics are more important now than ever when it comes to the non-stop 24 hour news cycle. Some of my favorite links include:

Poynter’s 10 Questions to ask for Good Ethical Decisions
Online Journalism Review Ethics Wiki
Committee of Concerned Journalists Online Journalism EthicsDigital Media Ethics from the Center for Journalism Ethics

And just in case you haven’t read it through, I strongly recommend you spend time with RTDNA’s Social Media Guidelines

Also – here’s where you can learn more about Creative Commons.

I’d also like to suggest checking out the “New Guide” created by students last year that offers ethics and teaching tips when it comes to the use of social media in newsrooms.

One of the Spring 2011 capstone groups helped make this year’s Twestival Local happen. They were able to tell stories and show the Friends of Boone County Family Resources (BCFR) the power of social media while helping the local social media community learn about BCFR. Capstone members were Nan Wu, Alana Young, John Henry and Katie Green. John put together this explaination of the project and the future of this class taking part in non-profit events:
Prior to my participation in Twestival 2011 I frequently remember my friends asking, “What is that?” One person thought Twestival was a technology expo; another person dismissed it as a party. Unfortunately, at the time, I was not knowledgeable enough to give an accurate answer. But, attending a Twestival changes that.

Twestival brings together two distant worlds, social media and charity, in an effort to help each other improve to the best of their abilities. It is truly a unique and progressive idea.

In order to understand that, one must comprehend the impact it has on the two parties that put it together. Twestival provides an opportunity for charitable organizations to bring an influx of recognition to their respective cause. While charities are often forced to go it alone, this annual event makes it possible for them to access an audience they normally do not entertain. This year, Friends of Boone County Family Resources raised almost $3,000 from Twestival. While a good part of that money came from silent auctions and traditional donations, an amount of it came solely from the Internet. Users, who could not even attend, took out their wallets in order to help. Without Twestival, BCFR would have never reached that audience.


This group of links comes from Katie Green:

The royal wedding became an internet sensation over the weekend. This article gives some stats about how powerful the internet was in the coverage of the wedding:

This is a funny site, that allows you to put the picture of the “frowning little girl” at the royal wedding in a picture of your own!

This is a site that gives you all the major twitter trends of the week, month, year, etc.

Amazing website that groups all the relevant multimedia work into one site. Grabs video from MediaStorm, LA Times, NY Times, etc.