Dear iMediaEthics, I can't get a job because people are reading a news story about me that's all wrong. How do I get it removed from online?
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An artist and art teacher came to iMediaEthics seeking help. He was desperate to get an article taken off HighBeam, a news article archive site. iMediaEthics looked into his case and the article was removed.
These are the types of media ethics questions iMediaEthics receives with some frequency from readers across the globe. In the nine years iMediaEthics (originally known as StinkyJournalism.org) has existed as a media ethics news site, we often hear from readers seeking help in getting these types of problems resolved.
So, to help others in similar situations as our readers, iMediaEthics is pleased to announce the launch of its newest column, Ask iMediaEthics, which will respond to readers' concerns and questions about ethics in journalism and media.
In its first column, published Feb. 25, 2013, an artist and art teacher came to iMediaEthics seeking help getting an article taken off of a news article archive site. The practice of deleting articles-- or unpublishing as it's known in the media world – is typically frowned upon. In this case, only a portion of the article was published. That excerpt misrepresented an account of the teacher's nude photograph for an art exhibition.
iMediaEthics plans to address plagiarism in op-eds in the next Ask iMediaEthics column.
iMediaEthics is published by Art Science Research Laboratory, a not-for-profit co-founded by its director, Rhonda Roland Shearer, an adjunct lecturer at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, and her late husband, Harvard professor and scientist, Stephen Jay Gould. iMediaEthics, formerly known as StinkyJournalism.org, has a non-partisan journalism ethics program in which students and young journalists work with professional researchers to promote the media's use of scientific methods and experts before publication.