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Journalism Ethics

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Department
Journalism
Course
JOU 1001
Professor
Steve Orlando
Semester
Fall

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10/21/13 Journalism Ethics  First Amendment o Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances  “Everyone to whom much is given, of him will much be required”  “With great power comes great responsibility”  Social Responsibility Theory o Asserts that the media should be free of government control, but, in exchange – media must serve the people o Media should accept and fulfill certain obligations to society o Meet these obligations by setting high standards of professionalism, truth, accuracy, and objectivity  Ethical Issues to Consider o Anonymous sources  Tells the readers where you got the information and why you think it’s relevant to use  We see: senior administration officials, highly places sources, government staffers familiar with the investigation  But how far is too far?  Why not?  Undermines a news organization’s credibility  Risky – anonymous sources can turn out to be wrong, which leaves the newspaper flapping in the breeze o Plagiarism  Close imitation or exact copy of someone else’s work  Academic/journalistic  Complete breach of journalism ethics – could result in termination/firing  Internet = easier to do but easier to catch  Janet Cooke, 1980  The Washington post  “Jimmy’s World”  Bob Woodward submitted it for the Pulitzer Prize  Two days after: publisher said fake  She resigned  Stephen Glass 1995-1998  The New Republic story, “Hack Heaven”  Editor Charles Lane wasn’t buying it  27 out of 41 stories were fabricated or totally false  2003 movie “Shattered Glass”  Jayson Blair 1998-2003  NY Times reporter  Plagiarized quotes from other papers  Made up quotes and all kinds of crap  Resigned from Times in 2003  Now a “life coach” in Virginia  A couple of examples  April 3, 2003 piece “Rescue in Iraq and a ‘Big Stir’ in West Virginia”  In “Peace and Answers Eludi
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