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Assignment 2W


  1. Before this article was posted, why was it not properly reviewed and discarded if it is considered trash “in terms of journalism ethics?”
  2. Does unpublishing the story prevent the publishing company executive from suing Gawker?
  3. This article explains a lot about journalistic credibility, but was the story untrue or just in bad taste?


  1. Does the “right to be forgotten” apply only to individuals or does it also include corporations?
  2. Is the “right to be forgotten” not applicable to records such as criminal offenses? Or can that information also be deleted if the person who was charged had enough money to be able to delete the information?
  3. Since there is clear data and information about the lack of actual privacy on the internet in the US and countries associated with the US, why is the general populace still kept in the dark about this information?

Assignment 2W


1. Where can we draw the line as to what should be allowed to be taken down from search engines?

2. If there was a small fee remove the links from the search engines, can the removal of the links be used to create more jobs?

3.  How can the removal of personal information on search engines affect businesses or personal life in the future?


1.  What can journalists do to ensure they are able to find information quickly enough to be able to post ground breaking stories quickly?

2. Is it better to remove the story entirely or edit it based on new information?

3. What should news sites or papers do when someone’s personal life is damaged due to hasty false information in an article?

Assignment 2W: Article Questions


  1. Since companies now have responsibility in protecting individual’s privacy. Why did the European Court not work with these companies to better establish the “right to be forgotten” rule?
  2. How can France know if individuals improved their credit report if only the negative information is shown?
  3. If a European individual wanted to buy products in the U.S. How can companies know of their past patterns, if they don’t have access to it?


  1. Why did Gawker not have a guideline on what articles represent their values?
  2. In the U.S. companies can hide information from individuals, why can’t this same right be given to individuals?
  3. Does creating an explanation of a company’s mistake help the person who was affected? How can we better help those who the stories were about?

Assignment 2W-Newman and Seaman

Questions from: What the “right to be forgotten” means for privacy in a digital age?
1)-Why corporations could buy, sell or share people’ personal information without their consent?

2)-How is it possible that the United States find it hard to adopt the same privacy policies as Europe?

3)-How one can assure that their personal information remains private and that a company would erase the information as soon as their account is deleted?

Questions from: Learning from Gawker’s Attempt to Erase the Past
1)-As mistakes happen in publications, why should unproven information be published information?

2)-Do journalists think about the consequences of publishing unverified information?

3)-Do you really think removing an online false article with no explanation would hurt a newspaper’ credibility?