By Rachel Semple, SPJ Communications Department
"Great local reporting stands between you and wrongdoing. And it needs saving." - Margaret Sullivan
Inquiring minds want to know: Is Facebook a publisher or not? After video of a murder in Cleveland was uploaded to Facebook Sunday, the social network is facing a lot of issues, just like human editors do, about newsworthiness. The jury is still out.
Journalists, both high profile and local, have been detained or searched at the border. This CJR piece includes tips on safely crossing border areas and features a cool program put on by SPJ Rio Grande to train journalists on their rights when it comes to search and seizure of devices and other issues.
Legal doesn't mean ethical: SPJ Ethics Chair Andrew Seaman weighs in on the Cleveland murder video posted to Facebook on Sunday: SPJ's Code of Ethics states "legal access to information differs from an ethical justification to publish or broadcast."
IT'S HERE! Ethics Week is a week specially dedicated each year to promoting and explaining ethical journalism. Check out what we have planned here.
GET A GIG
Guide short and long-term storytelling as the Senior Editor of NPR's Code Switch podcast team.
LEARN SOME STUFF
Your questions, answered: For Ethics Week, 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday Ethics Committee Chair Andrew Seaman will host an Ethics Hotline Live. Email us your questions here.
Have you had equipment seized or been stopped at the border? Share insights with a coalition of press freedom organizations.
GIVE A LITTLE
Roll up those sleeves and pitch in to help out as part of team SPJ
SPJ QUICK FIX
Watch SPJ and SDX governance in action. Both boards will meet Saturday and Sunday in Indianapolis.
Congratulations to great collegiate journalists from Region 10.