Society of Professional Journalists Exploring Ethics of Commenting
Our friends at the Society of Professional Journalists are hosting a conversation about commenting on social-enabled websites, including newspaper sites, blogs and company websites. The discussion will feature noted media and First Amendment attorney Jon Fleischaker and is sure to be enlightening. We thought we’d share the event here to make sure Social Media Club Louisville folks knew about the event.
From the SPJ:
So you’ve posted a new item on your web site or blog. Comments began pouring in. But one commenter says that the main story subject beats his wife. Can you edit that? Can you delete it? What if you do nothing and the comment goes live can you be sued? And does it make a difference if the person who posts the comment is anonymous?
Noted media and first amendment attorney Jon L. Fleischaker will guide you through these murky waters in a noon presentation for the Society of Professional Journalists. The event will be held Tuesday, January 26, at Louisville Public Media, 619 S. Fourth Street, in the performance studio. The program is $10 for SPJ members, $12 for non-members and includes a box lunch and drink from City Café. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn how to handle this emerging media problem from the foremost expert on First Amendment issues in the region.
SPACE IS LIMITED. Call or e-mail Robyn Davis Sekula at (812) 981-8223 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Payment will be at the door by cash or check, or by mailing a check in advance of the event to Robyn Sekula, 1811 Ekin Ave., New Albany, IN 47150. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, January 21.