Posting ≠ Permission: Methodology, Power, Journalistic Accountability & Social Media

Event time: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 5:30pm
WLH 309 See map
Event description: 

A Poynter Fellowship in Journalism Event

Tuesday, Nov 15 - 5:30-7pm, WLH 309

Panel Discussion with Poynter Fellows Gabrielle Bellot and Eunsong Kim. Moderated by T.L. Cowan, Presidential Visiting Professor WGSS

Description:  In this panel discussion Poynter Fellows Gabrielle Bellot and Eunsong Kim will discuss emerging ethical considerations and journalistic protocols that are required to respond to shifting media practices. Questions for discussion include: What is ‘public’ and ‘private,’ on social media? Who counts as a ‘source’?  What responsibility do journalists bear in protecting social media sources? What happens when a journalist publishes social media content out of context? What harm can come when a social media user’s postings ‘trend’? What ways has the field and profession of journalism shifted with an ever- expanding field of popular, accessible, user-generated ‘reporting’?   

Gabrielle Bellot is a staff writer for Literary Hub. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Tin HouseLambda Literary, Slate, Guernica, The Toast, Huffington PostSmall Axe, VIDAAutostraddleThe Normal School, and elsewhere. She is a doctoral candidate in Fiction at Florida State University and is working on her debut novel. She can be reached at or @GabbyBellot on Twitter. She is the author of “On Being Queer in the Caribbean” (New York Times).

Eunsong Kim is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, San Diego. She works with local and national youth arts organizations such as Urban Gateways to develop and teach critically based digital art and writing programs. Her essays on literature, digital cultures, and art criticism have appeared and are forthcoming in: Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, Scapegoat, Lateral, The New Inquiry, Model View Culture, AAWW’s The Margins, and in the book anthologies, Poetics of Social Engagement, and Reading Modernism with Machines. She is the co-author of “The #TwitterEthics Manifesto (Model View Culture).

Co-sponsors: Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and the Digital Humanities Lab @ Yale. 

Open to: 
General Public