Rewriting the code of ethics: New standards for digital journalism

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Gisela Perez de Acha of University of California - Berkeley; Mahmoud Hamsho of University of California - Berkeley; Christi Warren of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Steve Trush of University of California - Berkeley
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Del Mar
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Surveillance, data breaches and misinformation: The hazards inherent in our digital landscape mandate an update to the journalist's code of ethics. Come prepared with any cases of ethical dilemmas you or your newsroom have encountered online. In this NICAR Commons session, journalists and technologists will discuss examples and work toward a new standard for online behavior. 

Speaker Bios

  • Mahmoud Hamsho is a Master of Information Management and Systems student at UC Berkeley focusing on Data Science. His professional interests include machine learning ethics and cybersecurity. Mahmoud has worked as a data scientist intern at an IoT security startup and is currently a data analyst/engineer at the California Statewide Database. He will graduate this May.

  • Gisela Pérez de Acha is a Mexican human rights lawyer and multimedia journalist. For 10 years she primarily worked on freedom of speech and gender rights in the digital environment with international NGOs, British human rights organization Article 19, and Derechos Digitales. A student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, she leads efforts on new digital ethics frameworks for newsrooms. Find her on Twitter at @giselilla

  • Steve Trush (@SteveTrush) is currently a research fellow at UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and deputy director of CLTC's Citizen Clinic, where he researches and defends against digital security threats to politically vulnerable organizations and communities. As a veteran of the United States military and federal agencies supporting international security initiatives, he managed the operational protection of intelligence sources and methods.  

  • Christi Warren is a journalist studying the future of media at UC Berkeley. Previously, she was a reporter at The Santa Rosa Press Democrat and a member of its 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning team. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. On the internet, she’s @SeaWarren. 

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