j310 case-pioneer press

j310 case-pioneer press - sound? 08/30/08 13 Professional...

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08/30/08 1 Theme: News in the local community Case: Minnesota basketball cheating case
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08/30/08 2 Alias: “St. Paul confidential”
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08/30/08 3 Land of 10,000 lakes
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08/30/08 4 A nice town
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08/30/08 5 Lake Wobegon
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08/30/08 6 Gopher pride
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08/30/08 7 Meanwhile, in Wisconsin….
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08/30/08 8 Gophers meet the press
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08/30/08 10 The case facts: The community context The role of sports in a community The athletic situation and violations The news media context The Pioneer-Press players The story
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08/30/08 11 Key figures: George Dohrmann, reporter Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, sports editor Walker Lundy, editor Jan Gangelhoff, source Elayne Donahue, confirming source Clem Haskins, Gopher coach
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08/30/08 12 Discussion questions: How well justified was the paper’s decision to run the story when it did? Was the public’s response reasonable? Would a fuller explanation from the paper made a difference? Were the decisions about handling the story professionally and ethically
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Unformatted text preview: sound? 08/30/08 13 Professional principles to remember A news organization doing its job will come into conflict with other community leaders and members (loyalty) Competition can improve journalism (but doesnt always) Closeness to the source and community can enhance and impede good reporting? (independence) The more controversial a story the greater the need for solid evidence and explanation (verification) Journalists must balance truth with being fair (conscience) 08/30/08 14 What makes good journalism? Columbia University President George Rupp (right) presents George Dohrmann with The 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. 08/30/08 15 Back in Minnesota 08/30/08 16 Final word (again): integrity In journalism In society In yourself Bottom line: the professional with integrity can live with a decision...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course J 07240 taught by Professor Reese during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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