Poynter webinar: Unpublishing Online Content

Unlike print, it’s easy to “unpublish” digital content. But should you? Learn to manage requests to remove online content while considering accuracy, fairness and credibility with your readers at a webinar by Poynter.

Register online and pay the $27.95 fee and you can tune in to the webinar live, or watch the video later at your convenience.

Original broadcast: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 2:00pm Eastern Time.
Time: One hour

The webinar is part of the Online Journalism Credibility Series,
developed in partnership with Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) and with support from the Canadian Newspaper Association.

The details below were reprinted from Poynter’s website:


How to identify the issue of “unpublishing”
Who decides if and when to make news disappear from the Internet
What’s fair to your audiences and to those you report on
Questions your news organization should ask before you respond to such requests


Editors, producers and other newsroom leaders who handle requests from the public to remove or alter past online content.


“Kathy English is public editor at the Toronto Star. She began her journalism career as a “copy girl” at the Brantford Expositor in 1976. She has since reported and edited for six Canadian daily newspapers including the Star and The Globe and Mail. She taught newspaper journalism at Ryerson School of Journalism for 10 years. In her Ryerson sabbatical year, she completed a Master’s degree in Canadian history, writing a thesis on 20th century newspaper ownership trends and the demise of family ownership in Canadian newspapers.”