A fresh approach to building integrity in all media Media Ethics at Work: True Stories from Young Professionals transforms students into confident, self-reliant, and ethical decision makers, prepared to resolve moral dilemmas from day one of their first media job or internship. The highly anticipated Second Edition of this text continues to engage students with true stories of young professionals working in today’s multimedia news and strategic communications organizations, helping readers create meaningful connections to real-world applications. Each story is presented as a narrative, so students can work through the ethical dilemmas as they unfold, encouraging readers to think about and ask the question: “What would I do if this happened to me?” By creating a more personalized experience for students beginning their first entry-level media jobs or internship, this book helps readers develop their own ethical standards and apply in the workplace what they have learned.

Source Remorse : The Case of the Requests to “Unpublish”

Source Remorse : The Case of the Requests to “Unpublish”

Source Remorse: The Case of the Requests to “Unpublish”
Michael O’Donnell

The palest ink is better than the best memory, an old Chinese proverb says. Certainly, a printed story lives far longer than the people mentioned in it. But should the same be true for a story on a web page, available for anyone in the world to see? Should electrons on a web server be “permanent”?

What’s written about us on the lowliest of websites can follow us everywhere. When a young professional Googles herself and the top result is an embarrassing story in the college newspaper from years earlier, “source remorse” sets in. A request to take the story off the ...

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