Online Newsrooms as Communities of Practice: Exploring Digital Journalists' Applied Ethics

  • García-Avilés J
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Abstract

God artikel vedr. etikken online. Specificerer særlige problemer ved det. Based on qualitative interviews with onlinemedia professionals conducted in several Spanish online newsrooms, this article explores the ethical issues that are debated by digital journalists, following the implementation of convergence and multiplatform production. Through the journalists’ percep- tions about the challenges of convergence and the demands of online news production, the main areas of ethical conflicts are examined. Building on AlasdairMacIntyre’s theory about communities of practice, I argue that the standards and practices currently being developed in online newsrooms provide a valid framework for ethical decisionmaking. Finally, the premises for constructing online journalism ethics in these communities of practice are discussed. INTRODUCTION

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  • José Alberto García-Avilés

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