Capital District Council for the Social Studies (Albany, NY)
Students as "Publishers" in a Digital World: Lessons from Journalistic Ethics
Presentation Description: In our vibrant and diverse democracy that values free speech, free expression, and a free press, how do students incorporate principles of journalistic ethics to be more informed, engaged, and responsible voices in the public square, especially in our digital age? Participants will explore instructional strategies and free resources that empower teachers to use the principles of journalistic ethics to improve students’ civic knowledge, civic engagement, and responsible civic voice, especially on social media platforms.
Attendees will leave armed with the Society of Professional Journalists and Scholastic Journalists' Codes of Ethics and several real-world scenerios to share with students about making the choices between the public's right to know and minimizing harm. The presentation will also touch social media posts or re-posts that could call into question an individual's ability to act independently as a journalist.
NOTE: This session is free for all CDCSS members and $10 for non-members. CTLE credit is available for anyone who attends the session live.