Senior Project Advisor
journalism, ethics, privacy, sourcing, law
This study examines how journalists at college publications handle unpublishing requests in the context of United States media law, the European Union's Right to be Forgotten and journalistic ethics. Interviews with student editors at Washington state public universities' student newspapers were used to examine how student publications address requests for information or entire articles to be unpublished and what those editors' attitudes toward unpublishing are. This research reveals that this subset of student journalists tended to favor alternatives to unpublishing, although articles could be removed ethically in some select cases, and a lack of consistent guidelines regarding how to manage unpublishing requests.
Feek, Emily R., "The Internet never forgets: Student journalists meet the "Right to be Forgotten"" (2021). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 507.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Journalism, College--Washington (State); College student newspapers and periodicals--Publishing--Washington (State); Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.--Corrections; Journalists--Professional ethics--Washington (State); Right to be forgotten
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