Despite a lapse related to the terrorist attack, online media deserve high marks
This column appeared Sept. 20, 2001, in the Online Journalism Review. Here’s the version on the OJR site.
Are journalism’s ethical rules of the road different in the online medium? This week, once again, the editor of an online publication received a powerful reminder that the answer is: Not really.
Rising Tide Studios, a small New York media company that publishes the Silicon Alley Daily and Digital Coast Daily e-mail newsletters (60,000 subscribers between them) and tech news sites, published a first-person account last Thursday by someone who visited the wreckage of the World Trade Center.