Ebola and ethics

Just came across some interesting training tomorrow that I think everyone should participate in.

The Online News Association (a professional organization for all things online, digital, and awesome) is hosting it’s weekly Twitter chat on the ethics of covering Ebola.

The chat is happening tomorrow at 7 pm on the hashtag #wjchat

Hosting the chat will be Tracie Powell, the co-chair of the National Association of Black Journalists digital journalism taskforce.

Here’s the details in a Tweet.


This Twitter chat will pair nicely with this week’s training. Lindsey Juarez, reporter for Community Impact papers in Frisco and former Shortie, will be here on Friday to talk about her experience covering the Ebola story.

So, you didn’t cover the Ebola story? Doesn’t matter. Ethics is at the heart of what we do and this is a perfect time to ask these types of questions to the professionals.

See you on Twitter!

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About Icess Fernandez Rojas

Icess is a writer, professor, and blogger. She is a graduate of Goddard College's MFA program. Her work has been published in Rabble Lit, Minerva Rising Literary Journal, and the Feminine Collective's anthology Notes from Humanity. Her nonfiction has appeared in Dear Hope, NBCNews.com, HuffPost and the Guardian. She is a recipient of the Owl of Minerva Award, a VONA/Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation alum, and is also a Kimbilio Fellow. She's currently working on her first novel.

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