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Sunday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Accurate, Fair & Safe: The Ethics of Social News

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These days, reporting the news effectively and competitively would be virtually impossible without the powerful contributions of amateurs who witness major news developments — especially the ones that happen where professional journalists aren't.
Given their valuable role in the newsgathering process, are we treating citizen journalists the way we should?
Join a pair of veteran social journalists — Eric Carvin of The Associated Press and Jennifer Preston of The New York Times — in a wide-ranging conversation on the responsibilities news organizations have to citizen journalists. They'll bring up everything from credit and permissions for user-generated content to working with amateurs who may find themselves reporting in dangerous or even life-threatening circumstances.
Anyone who's ever been a citizen journalist is encouraged to contribute to the conversation, as are fellow professional journalists and interested members of the public.

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Eric Carvin

Social Media EditorAssociated PressEric Carvin is the social media editor at The Associated Press, where he directs social strategy throughout AP’s global news operations. He oversees the use of social media to uncover breaking news, gather user-generated content, connect with readers... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St