Thursday, February 27, 2014

Use the Potter Box to help answer digital ethics dilemmas

Oh yeah, the Potter Box! I remember learning about this 150 years ago in college.

It came up again yesterday during a discussion about whether it's ethical to live-tweet from a trial.
This is a great tool to remember when you're wrestling with new issues on the modern journalism front. List the facts, values, principles and loyalties of the situation and company. This can help identify potential ethical problems.

Read a wonderful article about the Potter Box and ethical questions here. 

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