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Social Media and Government Ethics: Issues and Challenges
A video conversation about positive and negative impacts of social media on government
David Vossbrink and Miriam Schulman
Social Media Create Ethical Dilemma
Former fraternity brother "Derek" asks "Mike" for a recommendation. Should Mike mention the exploits chronicled on Derek's Facebook page?
Judy Nadler
Mayor Becomes an Undercover Citizen Journalist
Mayor Mike Winderof West Valley City, Utah, assumed an adopted identity to write the "good news" about his city in the local newspaper.
Judy Nadler
Blog, Tweet, and Post: Proceed With Caution
Social media tools can pose ethical problems for lawmakers
Judy Nadler
Social Media: Possibilities and Challenges for Local Governments
Ethical issues concerning the uses of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media by government officials
Web 1 and 2: Ethical Issues for Government Officials
A look at access and transparency issues created by the use of social media by public servants
Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy
Transparency, land use and planning, and civic engagement top the list of information needs for citizens to participate effectively in decision making.
Judy Nadler
Meeting the Public's Information Needs
Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics joins other community leaders in a discussion of the information needs of communities in a democracy.
Dealing Ethically With the Press: A Guide for Public Officials
Four rules of thumb for government officials in working with the media.
from a workshop with Jerry Ceppos
Whistle Blowing in the Public Sector
An introduction to the ethical issues surrounding government whistle blowers.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Ethics of Leaking
How to tell whether a leak is worth publishing--or taking seriously
Kirk O. Hanson and Jerry Ceppos