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Eric Carvin
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Social media editor for The Associated Press. I also look for berries in parks.
Social media editor for The Associated Press. I also look for berries in parks.

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Hi, everyone. For those interested in such things: Have a look at a blog post +Fergus Bell and I wrote for the +Online News Association, sharing some of the initial work of the ONA working group we formed to examine the ethics of social newsgathering. We're starting by identifying five key challenges the news industry faces (though you'll have to come back tomorrow for the last three).

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Hi, everyone. Sharing a Q&A that NetNewsCheck did with me covering various topics related to social media and the news. "News battle near" may be a bit breathless, but you get the idea. As always, praise, excoriation and mockery are equally welcome.

OK, the secret's out — I've been elected to the +Online News Association board of directors! I can't wait to get to work. Thanks to anyone who voted, and especially to +Paul Cheung, my official unofficial campaign manager and master flier designer. Paul: I think the vandalized fliers at ONA might've gotten me a few extra votes. Congrats to fellow board newbies -- friends all -- +Jennifer Preston, +Kim Bui and +David Cohn. And I'm eager to hear (now and always) what people think I should push for on the board.

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As some of you have heard, +Fergus Bell and I convened the first meeting today of a new +Online News Association working group focused on standards and ethics related digital and social newsgathering. If you do this kind of reporting as part of your job, and you're an ONA member, you should consider joining the group -- send us your details here: http://ow.ly/pYwkm. A bit more information is below. Questions welcome, of course.

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Hi, everyone. So, how shall I put this.... If you're inclined to endorse me here on Google+ as a candidate for the ONA board, I would welcome that. Just say so in a post, and mention me. You can similarly urge people to vote against me, if you prefer. As long as ONA members vote!

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Hi, everyone. I promise I won't post about this too much, but here goes: I'm running for the +Online News Association board of directors! So are lots of other good people, as you'll see below. The news folk among you should join ONA so you can vote for (or against) me in a few weeks — and because ONA is a wonderful and important voice in the news industry.

For those interested in this sort of thing: +Fergus Bell and I will be holding a +reddit AMA next week on the role of citizen journalists for news organizations, with a particular emphasis on ethics and standards. Wednesday, May 22 at 11 a.m. EDT. Yes, shameless self-promotion, but I thought some folks out there might find this relevant -- and this is a topic we've spent a lot of time thinking and talking about at AP for the past couple of years. Join us!

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AP Standards Editor Tom Kent and I just released an update to the AP social media guidelines for employees. We're particularly proud of some new guidance for using social networks for newsgathering when sources are in dangerous or otherwise sensitive situations. Read on, if you're interested.
We've just released an updated version of AP's social media guidelines for employees, including new material on newsgathering when sources are dealing with dangerous or otherwise sensitive circumstances. This blog post links to the full guidelines.

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"Has it all become too much of a chore? Are the important life events of your closest loved ones drowning in a sea of banana slicer jokes?" +The Associated Press tech writer Barbara Ortutay looks at Facebook fatigue and contemplates whether the social network is going the way of email, evolving from "after-school treat to a dull routine." I have a feeling you +Google+ users may have an opinion on this.

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About a year after establishing an all-formats presence in North Korea, +The Associated Press has announced that we are now operating a full news bureau in Myanmar. Details and a couple of photos below.
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