Investigative peace journalism, society, and ethical challenges
Dr. Tamaro J. Green
2021-03-24 20:14:44 viewed: 152
Investigative peace journalism may be a beacon for advancing human rights in society (Bacon, 2011). Bacon (2011) proclaims that investigative journalism is a critical resource for democratic societies. The tools of social media may also contribute to investigative peace journalism (Gearing, 2014). Gearing (2014) describes a network society which grew from the universal connection of social media and enabled a role investigative journalism.
Ethical challenges that may arise in investigative peace journalism include transparency and navigating conflicts that may arise from technology (Gehrke, 2020; Kulzhanova, Kulzhanova, Mukhanbetkaliyev, Kakimzhanova, & Abdildina, 2020). Gehrke (2020) identifies in a study, the connection between transparency and objectivity may not be adhered to as much in journalism as it is in academia. Kulzhanova et al. (2020) explain a conflict in the invention of technology between the comfortable artificial environment and the negative impact on natural and socio-cultural processes. Immersive journalism may also raise concerns for authenticity and accuracy (Sánchez Laws & Utne, 2019). Sánchez Laws and Utne (2019) discuss some of the ethical issues that arise with the development of immersive journalism.
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Gehrke, M. (2020). Transparency as a key element of data journalism. Paper presented at the Computation + Journalism Symposium, Boston, MA.
Kulzhanova, Z. T., Kulzhanova, G. T., Mukhanbetkaliyev, Y. Y., Kakimzhanova, M. K., & Abdildina, K. S. (2020). Impact of technology on modern society—a philosophical analysis of the formation of technogenic environment. Media Watch, 11(III), 537-549.
Sánchez Laws, A. L., & Utne, T. (2019). Ethics guidelines for immersive journalism. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 6(28). doi:10.3389/frobt.2019.00028
Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services. TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology. Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.
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