Online Journalists Burn Out Younger by Emily Atkin, Jackie Northacker, and Jenn Von Willer
Students of Howard Good’s fall 2010 Media Ethics class explore the ethics of online journalists’ commitment to immediacy and their financial obligation to page views. They discuss the effects on both journalists and consumers using the Bok Model and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. In an age when headlines, keywords and page views determine livelihood, can the public trust the credibility and quality of online journalists? Who does this really effect?