The legal panel: online journalism and the Internet

October 3, 2009 | By | Category: Conference Track: Back End

By Amanda Ash and Isabel Esterman

The ONA09 legal panel addressed some common pitfalls journalists face when it comes to online journalism and the Internet. Isabel Esterman and Amanda Ash asked conference attendees this question: What challenges, questions or issues have you encountered as a journalist when it comes to the Internet and/or social media?

Interviewed in this video are: Sam Meddis, deputy managing editor for USA Today; Elizabeth Weise, science journalist for USA Today; Angela Pimente, journalist for Exame Magazine in Brazil; Frank Witsil, web producer for in Detroit and David Newland, editor-in-chief of

Online journalism and the Internet from Online News Association on Vimeo.

Amanda Ash is a second year master’s student at the University of British Columbia. Isabel Esterman is a freelance photojournalist and a graduate student in journalism and Asian studies at UC Berkeley. They are both on the staff of the student newsroom at ONA09.

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