29 October 2014
Case Study 8C:
Problem Photos and Public Outcry
The University of Florida became an image of chaos as police and investigators were
called one Saturday after the discovery of a large amoun
Ethics Approach: Rights Approach
When deciding whether or not to publish a story, one is faced with a critical question: is
this crossing any ethical boundaries? Ethical decisions are difficult to make. There i
How to do a Case Study
Show facts of what happened
Facts: Mayor accused council member
News reporter reported what mayor said
Words not known to be true. No follow up investigation.
Council man offered no comment (basically)
This has been an ongoing issue
Strives to achieve greatest good for greatest number.
Reduces harm and suffering by number, maximizes happiness by number.
Gains versus losses.
Justice and Fairness
Roots in Aristotle. Equals treated equally, unequals treated unequally.
The fourth estate- the media. Meaning that it serves us in order to inform the electorate, so that
they may make good decisions. We want an adversarial relationship between press/government.
Free airwaves given to: CBC, ABC, NBC in or
Case Studies: Chapter 4-G
Quit, Blow the Whistle, or Go with the Flow?
One of the states oldest schools is in jeopardy of being closed down and Robert D.
Wakefield is confronted with the issue of
Case Study: Chapter 6-B
Julian Assange, a self-proclaimed hacker, is founder of a web based news organization
named Wikileaks, which was created in 2005. Assange believes that secret keeping is ethically
Media Ethics - Prof. Smith
9 November 2014
Case Study: 9F
Sending the Wrong Message about Doing the Right Thing
In 2007, BET, Black Entertainment Television, released a cartoon music video created by
Bomani DMite Armah called Rea
5 September 2014
Ethics Approach Paper: The Common Good Approach
Besides the four other approaches to ethics (utilitarian, rights, fairness/justice and
virtue approach) the Common Good approach is defined