Social media use forces the question: Where do you draw the ethics line in the cloud?

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By PAT WINTERS LAURO

The Journalists Code of Ethics has long been a bible for reporters, but following its rules in the world of social media is complicated. In a breaking story, do you re-Tweet important information without confirmation? What about the sticky matter of personal online identities?  These are the kinds of questions leading college media outlets to address ethics guidelines specifically for social media.
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To friend or not to friend: Buddying up with students on social media is up to you

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By PAT WINTERS LAURO

To friend or not to friend your students?

The answer, says Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, is that it’s your call.

In high school, where students are under the age of 18, it’s generally accepted that teachers should not “friend” students on Facebook or any other social media site.  However, in college, where most are of legal age, it comes down to preference. Continue reading “To friend or not to friend: Buddying up with students on social media is up to you”

Campus radio stations are tempting targets for purchase by outside interests

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By DANIEL REIMOLD

KUSF "Funeral" observed on campus (Photo by Jennifer Waits)

In late January, at a small makeshift cemetery, a young woman dressed in black rested flowers in the grass in front of a radio station’s headstone.  Near the top, the gray grave marker sported the acronym R.I.P.  The identity of the deceased appeared underneath, spelled out sloppily in red paint: KUSF 90.3 FM.

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On the auction block: College radio sales and transfers

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College radio stations across the U.S. at both public and private universities have  been sold, are under consideration for sale or have been transferred from student stations to non-student operation. Here is a list. Continue reading “On the auction block: College radio sales and transfers”