As Claudia Conway Continues to Break News on her TikTok, People are Debating how to Talk About her
Subramaniam Vincent, the director of the Journalism and Media Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, told Insider that journalists should be careful in what aspects of Claudia Conway's social media presence they choose to cover.
"An unbelievable and unethical cocktail of news values are drawing the media to cover her: Conflict, Audio-visuals, Shareability, Drama, The Power Elite, Magnitude, and Celebrity," Vincent said via email to Insider.
"Incessant journalism about her has made her social media expression — which includes a combination of teenage rebellion, deep sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and impulsiveness — into a legitimate public event when it is not. She is 15," he said.
He recommended that journalists consider if stories tied to Conway are tied to public interest and if they would still be a story if not for who she was.
Subbu Vincent, director, Journalism and Media Ethics, quoted by Insider.