I no longer think my purpose in this world is to write. I think it’s to love.
Nowhere does the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics encourage journalists to persist and badger. Rather, they are called to be courageous — and are reminded, the “pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance or undue intrusiveness.”
After realizing he turned his friend into a cam girl, he immediately shut off the ‘scope’ and said “let’s all pretend that didn’t happen.” Addendum: I got a follow-up email from the writer here. “Thanks man. Is it going to get on the front page and be posted on the Thought Catalog Twitter? I got Amanda Oleander to read it and tweet it out. She has 500,000 followers on Periscope.”
Journalism — ethical journalism — has been a great force for good in the world, but it’s also been a great force for senseless, pointless intrusion in people’s lives and destruction of people’s privacy for nothing more than quick bucks off of gossip.
Ten were killed and twenty injured today on the campus of Oregon’s Umpqua Community College as a lone shooter went on a rampage.
Obviously plagiarism strikes a cord with journalists, who are required to maintain the utmost level of integrity in their work. But is simply screen capturing what others have done a type of plagiarism? Or is it art?