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Privacy in a Selfie World

About This Course

We post our lives on social media. What if something happens to us? We get caught in Brussels blast. Or we open fire in a movie theater. Does the media have the right to dig through lives using our social media trail and publish what they find?

Dead sources can't speak. Or can they? It's becoming more commonplace to quote people via their social media accounts.

This webinar explores the questions journalists should ask before grabbing content on the go.

What Will I Learn:

  • What to consider when publishing videos or photos
  • How to evaluate whether it is appropriate to take images from social media
  • Which types of online information are fair game and which aren't
  • How to determine if the social media portrait of a person is accurate

Who Should Take this Course:

Anyone who writes and publishes news stories, news releases, blogs and other content.

Course Instructor:

ACES: The Society for Editing

ACES: The Society for Editing

ACES: The Society for Editing is a nonprofit education and membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors. Its aim is to provide solutions to editing problems, training and a place to discuss common issues.

The organization is an international members' alliance of editors working at newspapers, magazines, websites, traditional media outlets and Fortune 500 companies, as well as freelance editors, students and professors. It is an organization built on the advocacy of editing as a craft vital to clear writing and reader advocacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

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