CS 492/CS 692 W07 Role-Playing Exercise 7

The Ethics of Blogging

Team A

A group of journalists who view the recent surge of activity in weblogs (blogs) as a new form of journalism and would like all bloggers to adhere to the code of ethics to which journalists are typically held responsible.

Team B

A group of bloggers who view their activity as nothing more than a mass broadcast of opinions that would have otherwise been sent to individuals as e-mail. They feel there should be no restrictions on what they write, other than the obvious needs to avoid libelous statements about individuals.

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