Covering a Story About Gay Adolescents and the Internet

TitleCovering a Story About Gay Adolescents and the Internet
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCox-White, B, Connolly, P, Englehardt, E, Hinman, L, Ladenson, R, Leever, M
Pagination1 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCOMMUNICATION , JOURNALISM , media , MEDIA ETHICS , Media Studies , Vulnerable , Vulnerable Populations
AbstractIn 2000, a reporter from the New York Times wrote an article discussing gay and lesbian teenagers and their use of the Internet as a tool for exploring sexual identity. The article raised a number of questions, as the author conducted interviews of teenagers without the knowledge of their parents, and some critics worried thta in touting the benefits of on-line conversations for gay teens, the article may ave result of exposing naive or troubled teens to online sexual predictors.
NotesCase from the 2001 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2001.
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