This past summer, a debate erupted over allowing journalists to tweet during trials. Some local doctors urged a judge to institute a ban on social media usage from the courtroom. The critics were concerned that possible victims were being identified, and that sloppy or inaccurate information was being published before reporters had a chance to edit.
Modern technology gives reporters a chance to disseminate information instantly; is it the right way to do it? Our guests debate it:
- Dr. Elizabeth Murray, pediatrician at Golisano Children's Hospital
- Scott Malouf, attorney whose practice focuses on the intersection of social media and the law
- Allison O'Malley, chief executive officer of RESOLVE
- Will Cleveland, reporter for the Democrat & Chronicle
- Sean Lahman, reporter for the Democrat & Chronicle