Data Minefields: 10th annual Poynter Ethics ConferencePosted Jul. 28, 2014
Big data. Big search. Big opportunities. Big complications. And big implications for the First Amendment, privacy, information security and the media. This year's Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop will go beyond the headlines to explore this issue from multiple perspectives.
What is it?
The Media Ethics Workshop is a one-day professional development workshop moderated by ethics faculty from the Poynter Institute that brings together journalists and others to hash out some of the most important media ethics issues of the day. Past workshops have focused on online ethics, sports media ethics and political media ethics. Students and educators are encouraged to attend.
The Workshop is a training program for professionals, educators and students to help them understand and sort out media ethics problems. This year, the Workshop addresses the timely issue of ethics and data mining, a subject issue that teases practitioners and that can erode audience trust. The Workshop is key to strengthening media credibility and bolstering citizens’ faith in journalism as watchdog.