COM 100 - whether or not the newspaper agency was a tabloid or a local newspaper I agree with this Tabloids tend to buy stories all of the time

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Elizabeth Voss Week 3 Reflection COM 100 June 13, 2010 Reflection Newspaper Articles This week we were given five cases to look at and decide the appropriate editorial decision after reading the cases. The overall guide to the case was to think about whether or not the articles contain ethical or unethical standing. The first one was about a lady who took on the role of “porn czar” in Utah, who is trying to root out child pornographers. There was a quote that mentioned the lady had been a virgin and the decision to be made was whether or not that quote should be in the story. Most of the students in the class agreed that the comment wasn’t necessary in the article and that there is no coloration between the woman’s sexual experience and her ability to be the new “porn czar” The second article was about a person who claimed to have had evidence that government credit card was used inappropriately and wanted to sell the article to the newspaper for money. The comments in the class were a little back and forth regarding this. Some people were saying that the ethnicity of the payment was dependant on
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Unformatted text preview: whether or not the newspaper agency was a tabloid or a local newspaper. I agree with this. Tabloids tend to buy stories all of the time- whether the seller is the unethical one or the tabloid that bought the story and published the story is unethical, I think it’s a toss up. A real newspaper agency should not buy stories. I find that the stories I read, reporters are typically on the scene and don’t have to buy any story. The third and forth stories had to do with people in office saying dumb things and the cases were about adjusting the words as to not make the public official look bad. Everyone seemed to be on the same page in the way that words should not be adjusted in news articles to make someone look better and quotes should be word for word. The last one was about an article describing an athlete as looking “hunky”. The article was in a sports newspaper, so I do not think that they should be describing him like that in that type of setting. If they want to do an article on him in People Magazine or something like that it would be more appropriate....
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2010 for the course COM 81084 taught by Professor Foss during the Fall '10 term at CSU Sacramento.

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COM 100 - whether or not the newspaper agency was a tabloid or a local newspaper I agree with this Tabloids tend to buy stories all of the time

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