Edward Wasserman, a professor of ethics and journalism at Washington and Lee University, chips in with a tart rejoinder on the recent twin episodes of ethics involving new media --- the one about Steve Jobs heart attack and the one about the NYU student who didn't want to bring a hard copy of the New York Times to class. In the former case, it involved unverified information; in the latter it involved blogging without others knowing (a violation of the go-through-the-front-door principle of journalism).
Wasserman, writing in the Miami Herald, suggests it's time for new media to grow up and to stop dismissing the need for standards. Legacy media also have a responsibility to ensure standards are upheld as the new media emerge. They can't just pretend one set of standards exist in one medium and another in another.