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 Ethics of Social Media is Topic of Lively Discussion in iTV´s EthiCAL on Ch. 16

​High school students from Kearny, San Diego Met, Hoover, Clairemont and San Pasqual Academy posed questions on “The Ethics of Social Media” to a panel of experts in the latest installment of iTV Ch. 16’s EthiCAL series.

The fast-paced, 60-minute town hall-format show was hosted by longtime local television journalist Clark Anthony, and more than 100 students took part in the live audience. The discussion was televised live on Ch. 16 and is now available online at the link below.

Expert panelists came from the FBI, SDSU’s School of Journalism and Media Studies, ESET, an information technology security company, and Microsoft.

Among the questions posed by students were:
--- “As social media have become more popular, how have people’s ethics and communications changed?”
--- “Microsoft forces customers to buy products they don’t necessarily want, in order to buy products that they do want. Is that ethical?”
--- “Is it ethical for potential employers to use social media to look into job applicants’ backgrounds?”

Panelists included:

Erin MacKinnon, Community Outreach Specialist with the FBI; Rebecca Coates Nee, Professor of digital media journalism at SDSU´s School of Journalism & Media Studies; Dan Clark, a marketing executive at the Slovakia-based information technology company ESET, which has a branch in San Diego; and Brant Tosi, a Small Business Technical Advisor at Microsoft.

For more information on “The Ethics of Social Media” segment, or the entire iTV EthiCAL series, contact Heidi Schlageter at iTV at (858) 292-3505.