Day 13 Media Ethics Exam 3

The publics right to know right to know public has

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Unformatted text preview: groups of people – small audience Media Types Influencing Content Business pressure can compromise ethics – publish books by popular authors only Need for exci6ng visuals can compromise ethics – decep6ve edi6ng New Worlds—Or Cultural Imperialism Cultural imperialism—prac6ce of one country domina6ng a media market through an influx of its media products Two possible reasons this happens 1. can’t afford to produce their own 2. hinder ability to produce - bad Problem Absorb other cultural values, could conflict w/ own Loss of apprecia6on of own Get small, prepackaged, homogenized version of other Ethics in Journalism Privacy Rights vs. The Public’s Right to Know Going Undercover Society of Profession Journalists Code of Ethics Vic6mizing the Vic6ms Privacy Rights vs. The Public’s Right to Know “right to know” – public has the right to info Ge`ng this info is hard Ethical issues with obtaining info - undercover Federal law prohibits Ge`ng people’s mails, emails or telephone calls Convos in private cannot be recorded, can in public Define public? Private? Going Undercover Undercover ethical?! Depends how Internet complicates it more – undercover in a discussion group Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics Ensures ethical prac6ces Number of codes:...
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