Research Mentor(s)

Connell, Joan

Description

Doxxing is something that is becoming more and more of a reality to many journalists today and that reality can quickly become a nightmare if used in the wrong way. Doxxing is known as the release of private information without consent of the person it is directed towards. It is important for journalists today to be familiar with what doxxing is, what ethical dilemmas it creates as well as how to protect themselves against being doxxed. Anyone can be doxxed but journalists face the highest risk in today’s modern world due to easy accessibility to technology as well as our political climate, it has become somewhat of an occupational hazard for journalists. In 2017 the Committee to Protect Journalists(CPJ) addressed doxxing as a global threat to journalists, especially in a time where social media platforms like twitter are a professional requirement. As journalists, it is important to be aware of your digital footprint as well as be familiar with content and articles that the CPJ has published to both prevent, combat, and recover from doxxing.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

18-5-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

22-5-2020 12:00 AM

Department

Journalism - News/Editorial

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Type

Image

Keywords

doxxing, journalism, CPJ, occupational hazard, digital footprint

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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Journalism in the Age of Doxxing​

Doxxing is something that is becoming more and more of a reality to many journalists today and that reality can quickly become a nightmare if used in the wrong way. Doxxing is known as the release of private information without consent of the person it is directed towards. It is important for journalists today to be familiar with what doxxing is, what ethical dilemmas it creates as well as how to protect themselves against being doxxed. Anyone can be doxxed but journalists face the highest risk in today’s modern world due to easy accessibility to technology as well as our political climate, it has become somewhat of an occupational hazard for journalists. In 2017 the Committee to Protect Journalists(CPJ) addressed doxxing as a global threat to journalists, especially in a time where social media platforms like twitter are a professional requirement. As journalists, it is important to be aware of your digital footprint as well as be familiar with content and articles that the CPJ has published to both prevent, combat, and recover from doxxing.

 

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