The Online News Association recently formed a working group of journalists who deal with user-generated content to discuss the ethics and standards of digital and social newsgathering. The first step has been to define five essential areas for exploration: 1. Verification and Accuracy; 2. Contributors' Safety; 3. Rights and Legal Issues; 4. Social Journalists' Well-Being; 5. Workflow and Resources.

At the IJF we will discuss the detail of these five key areas and we'll debate the issues that we are coming up against on a daily basis as we deal with increasing amounts of user-generated content in our newsrooms. The audience will be invited to raise any additional areas that the group should focus as well as learn more about how to participate in the ongoing work of this group that operates under the umbrella of a wider ONA ethics initiative.

Organised in association with Online News Association