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Witt to be on ethics, journalism and the digital world panel

Come join Leonard Witt Saturday morning here:

The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists presents:

“Move over Scanners…We’re checking TWITTER”

Saturday, September 11, 2010
WSB-TV (community room)
1601 W. Peachtree N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This is no longer your grandfather’s journalism. We now have Twitter, Facebook, Four Square and other social media sources that BREAK NEWS. There are also viral videos popping up all over the Internet before camera crews can even get to the scene. So how do we as journalists adjust in this new world of journalism? Are our ethics re-defined? Are our ethics the same? When do we tweet news and when do we keep our mouths shut? When do we grab video off of a non-news blog and run with it?

Recent incidents such as the New York Times reporter who was reprimanded for saying “Toyota Sucks” or the international foreign affairs editor who was fired after 20+ years with CNN for tweeting, or the media frenzy surrounding the Shirley Sherrod clips without vetting the entire video in full context are forcing us to have this crucial conversation.


Hank Klibanoff, veteran journalist, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the press and the civil rights movement, and professor of journalism at Emory University.

Leonard Witt, director of the Center for Sustainable Journalism program at Kennesaw State University

Eric Stirgus, staff writer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who tweets and covers politics through PolitiFact Georgia

Join us. Pass the word. Bring a friend. FREE For AABJ members / $5 for non-members

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