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Amanda Winkle
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Working journalist, communication grad student, loving wife, Min Pin mommy
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Truth time: I’ve vented on Twitter with tweets that included some swear words a time or two. These were mostly related to the outcome of sporting events. I’ve admitted this in the past, but it’s relevant to talk about for this week’s lecture,…
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For a news organization, the challenge in covering a natural disaster, a horrific attack like the Boston Marathon bombing or a crime scene is the potential for graphic images. Care must be taken when airing, publishing and especially, sharing such images…
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The 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, an event that became an international tragedy when three people were killed and dozens were injured, brought up a lot of ethical questions for journalists and companies in terms of what constitutes ethical behavior on…
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The new workplace ethics: Employees now have computers in their pockets!

Whether employers like it or not, they will have to address social media use in the workplace (thanks smartphones!). In fact, for some jobs, social media use is required because it’s part of an employee’s job function. Yet some employees simply use social…
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PRIvacy or PriVACY? Either way, we must look out for ourselves

Privacy: It’s something many of us worry about giving up too much of, especially in the social media age where we share the play-by-play of our vacation as it’s happening, give our location coordinates in our Twitter bio and share photos of our children…
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Corporations, agencies know me better than I know myself

Like any idea that’s good initially, data mining can turn into a slippery slope. A business gets your information to stay in touch with you and anticipate your potential needs — and then they sell your information to make a quick buck. The government is…
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Most social media community managers have dealt with this at one time or another: not-so-flattering comments about your organization or brand (I know I have). This week, Justin has given us sample negative comments to respond to and explain how we would…
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Depending upon the venue, whether it’s a social media channel or a website, comment moderation can be quite a different animal. On social media sites, an entity like a brand or a news organization is like a tenant renting an apartment — they can make the…
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