Presentation on theme: "Social Responsibility of Journalism & Media: The WikiLeaks Controversy Professor Eric Freedman 29 September 2011 Ericinlithuania.wordpress.com."— Presentation transcript:
Social Responsibility of Journalism & Media: The WikiLeaks Controversy Professor Eric Freedman 29 September 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org Ericinlithuania.wordpress.com
Common Themes Professional ethical standards in theory and in practice. Conflicts between multiple roles of journalists as professionals & citizens. Impact of changing communication technologies & economic models on ethical practices.
Lecture Outline Background on WikiLeaks, Julian Assange & leaked documents Ethical & legal questions Political factors Competing values of “free flow of information,” national interests and government secrets Reactions to the leaks WikiLeaks & Arab Spring Is WikiLeaks a journalistic organization? Other issues