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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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whether or not the newspaper agency was a tabloid or a local newspaper. I agree with
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