Check out this podcast on fact-checking from the Wired magazine perspective. The host of the podcast is an editor and former fact-checker. This raises fascinating implications for journalists like yourselves – what is a fact? What is the best fact? How can you be sure your facts are valid?
Please read this report and answer the following questions for discussion on Monday. This example is called a “case,” and this practice is a case study, something we will engage in for the rest of the year from time to time.
How did the newspaper in this case lie to get the truth? What truth . . . → Read More: Classwork/Homework: Digital Journalism – Ethics Case Study
This American Life, the podcast through which we listened to Mike Daisey’s account of working conditions at Foxconn, has officially retracted the story (audio available as of Sunday, March 18). To retract means to “withdraw (a statement or accusation) as untrue or unjustified.” Mike Daisey talks on the podcast and in this interview. He defends elaborating . . . → Read More: Digital Journalism: Breaking News on “Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory”