What’s the best way to correct errors online? How do you decide when to use hyperlinks and where they should link to? And what should you consider when moderating or editing user-generated content?
These are just some of the questions that will explored in a new blog that has been set up by upstart co-founder Lawrie Zion. He’s been researching initiatives that attempt to grapple with how to identify and foster emerging best practices in online journalism, and how these initiatives are opening up conversations about ethics and excellence in everything from accuracy and transparency, to moderating user-generated content, to hyperlinking and fair use. He recently presented a conference paper on this research at the International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, Texas.
The blog aims to become part of the conversation about how journalism can reach its potential in the digital age by tracking and discussing best practice initiatives in digital journalism, wherever they may arise. We’ll keep you posted on new updates on the blog here at upstart. In the meantime, have a look, and tell us what you think.