Legal and Ethical Issues



There are many legal and ethical issues unique to online journalism. Let’s review a few issues:


Great summation of problems with defamation online and off.


Here is a local example:

Michigan Student wins libel suit against lawyer


Facebook threats



Be careful when you aggregate

Gawker’s big mistake

Great Review of Copyright law


When looking for images the key words for you are:
Stock Images
Royalty free
Limited copyright – some rights reserved

Flickr is a great site for free photography with for non commercial use like a blog or news story.


Stock Free Images

User Agreements

All media sites have what is also called a Terms of Service.


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