Category Archives: Press Freedom

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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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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Jon Stewart ranked No. 4 most admired journalist

Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, was ranked at no. 4 after a poll in 2007 when Americans were asked which journalist they admired the most, according to the Pew Research Center. Where some would not … Continue reading

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Ethics of Photojournalists

Photojournalism is like print journalism. Both are used to tell the story. Photojournalism captures the scene with pictures rather than attempting to describe the scene with words – like print journalist do. Like print journalists, photojournalists have a set code … Continue reading

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Dangerous risks of international reporting

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Time and time again, the privileges of a democratic society and freedom of speech are underestimated. Although, in the United States freedom of speech, and freedom of the press is protected under the rights of our constitution, it is not … Continue reading

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Concerning Free Speech

Authoritarian governments do not receive criticism well. They won’t accept it from their citizens and they don’t appreciate it from outsiders. This naturally creates friction between these types of governments and foreign journalists as has been seen time and time again, … Continue reading

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