Breakout Session IV

Breakout Session IV
Thursday 440-540

Social Media Ethics and Law

Social media is redefining the relationships between organizations and their audiences, and it introduces new ethical, privacy and legal issues. As an organization, an employee and an individual user, we need to have a better understanding of the ethics, and also the law, as it applies in these new contexts. Pre-existing media law about copyright and fair use was not written with social media in mind, so changes and interpretations are necessary. Technological advances blur the lines of what is or is not allowed to be published and shared and issues of accuracy, privacy and trust.

Kenneth Ronkowitz
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ken Ronkowitz was the Manager of iNstructional Technology and Manager of Online Media at NJIT, where he currently teaches social media and visual design in the graduate program in Professional Technical Communications.