Even when specific ethical codes are not present you can apply general ethical

Even when specific ethical codes are not present you

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- Even when specific ethical codes are not present, you can apply general ethical principles, such as whether a behavior is beneficial for the majority or whether you would approve of the same behavior if you were listening to a speech instead of giving it. - In addition, it is important to be aware that people can engage in unethical behavior unintentionally. Example: suppose we agree that it is unethical to take someone else’s words and pass them off as your own —a behavior known as plagiarism. What happens if a speaker makes a statement that he believes he thought of on his own, but the statement is actually quoted from a radio commentator whom he heard without clearly remembering doing so? The plagiarism was unintentional, but does that make it ethical? Means: "means" are the tools or behaviors we employ to achieve a desired outcome.
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COMM 1110 Fall 2019 Ends: Ends are those outcomes that you desire to achieve. * Ultimately, understanding ethics is a matter of balancing all three parts of the ethical pyramid: intent, means, and ends. 3. What are the ethical obligations of public speakers? NCA CREDO FOR ETHICAL COMMUNICATION: • We advocate truthfulness, accuracy, honesty, and reason as essential to the integrity of communication. • We endorse freedom of expression, diversity of perspective, and tolerance of dissent to achieve the informed and responsible decision making fundamental to a civil society. • We strive to understand and respect other communicators before evaluating and responding to their messages. • We promote access to communication resources and opportunities as necessary to fulfill human potential and contribute to the well-being of families, communities, and society. • We promote communication climates of caring and mutual understanding that respect the unique needs and characteristics of individual communicators. • We condemn communication that degrades individuals and humanity through distortion, intimidation, coercion, and violence, and through the expression of intolerance and hatred. • We are committed to the courageous expression of personal convictions in pursuit of fairness and justice. • We advocate sharing information, opinions, and feelings when facing significant choices while also respecting privacy and confidentiality. • We accept responsibility for the short- and long-term consequences of our own communication and expect the same of others. PLAGIARISM Failing to tell your audience the source of a direct quotation Paraphrasing what someone else said or wrote without giving credit to the author Re-citing someone else’s sources within your speech 4. What is freedom of speech and what are examples of speech that isn’t constitutionally protected ? FREE (or FREEDOM of) SPEECH - The right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content and subject only to reasonable limitations Free speech does not mean, however, that every US citizen has the legal right to say anything at any time. If your speech is likely to lead to violence or other illegal acts, it is
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