Thursday, February 27, 2014

Digital ethics question: Should you tweet the scanner?

Yesterday, I participated in a great discussion about ethical questions related to digital reporting.
One question that came up was especially interesting:

Should you live-tweet things you hear on the police scanner? 

I've seen plenty of reporters tweet things they hear on the scanner -- even in my own newsroom. Is it OK if you disclaim that you heard it on the scanner and it's not fact-checked? Here's what one journalist says about that:

I thought this insightful essay really captured the most comprehensive answer to this topic.

What do you think?

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