Category Archives: Law and ethics

Media ownership influences public opinion

Today, only six corporations own all of the U.S. news media outlets the public consumes. General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, News Corporation, Time Warner, Viacom, and CBS Corporation own the majority of U.S. media. Rupert Murdoch owns News Corporation. … Continue reading

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Journalism demands accuracy in reporting

Accuracy is critical in news stories. Journalists need to provide information that is correct, and not exaggerate the truth. Ethical standards also must be met when reporting a news story. There have been issues with journalists breaching that trust. Journalists need … Continue reading

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Undercover journalists face ethical questions

Journalists need to take caution when going undercover.   When it comes to undercover journalism there is a lot of debate about whether it is ethical.  It is important to know what is and what is not ethical and to see … Continue reading

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Manipulating photos in journalism

Let’s admit, with technology these days we can do some pretty neat things to alter photos. We can make ourselves look skinnier, fatter, prettier, younger, or older. We can turn an ordinary sunset into something out-of-this-world beautiful. But when does … Continue reading

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Opinions vary on ethics in undercover journalism

When it comes to undercover journalism it seems that the lines of ethical and unethical start to blur. It is important to research different views and opinions of undercover journalism and why it is or is not ethical. View from a … Continue reading

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Ethical journalism builds trust

In the fast paced world of journalism, ethics and standard codes of conduct are  important.  Well delivered and gathered material is necessary in being taken seriously as a valid source of information.  The audience needs a sense of trust in … Continue reading

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Journalists question ethics in Walker fake phone call

Journalists will do almost anything to get a great story, however, professional journalists know where to draw the line when generating a story. Last month this hypothetical line was leaped over when blogger Ian Murphy posed as the wealthy conservative David Koch to … Continue reading

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