Informing, not Labeling

22 Apr

                In the Spiderman movie, Peter Parker is told by his uncle Ben that “With great power comes great responsibility.” This statement can be applied to many aspects of life. When it comes to journalists, the responsibility is to accurately report the truth to the public. Sometimes, the morals of a journalist may be called […]

When culture creates ethical dilemmas

22 Apr

Back home, we often speak of the “Swedish modesty,” referring to the stereotype of a swede as a person that lacks a certain amount of street cred and knowledge of the real world. We never had to learn life the hard way, and that’s why it’s difficult for us to sometimes see others do it. […]

Should you burn your source?

22 Apr

Growing up in the Ohio Valley I watched the local news on WTOV9 with my mom every day. The reporters and anchors there have always been trusted to provide the community with the full and honest truth to each story, and sometimes that isn’t always easy. Journalists are taught from day one to connect with […]

Ethics of Broadcast Journalism

22 Apr

In the field of journalism, whether it’s in broadcast, print, or even PR and advertising. There are always ethical issues that’ll come up and in some fields, more often than others. In broadcast journalism, ethical issues come up every day. Tim Burke, News Reporter for WAJR who has worked over 20 years in broadcast journalism […]

Objectification of Women in a Sorority

22 Apr

Being a journalist means having the power of conveying the truth in places where it is covered up by a more powerful agenda. Even if this agenda is not intended to create a lie, it can still mask the truth in the same manner that colloquialisms mask true sentiment.  The meaning can be read, but […]

Journalist Ethics

22 Apr

In today’s advanced media age, it is more important then ever for us young journalist to establish a code of conduct or ethical structure to follow. Due to the diverse elements of today’s communications industry, young professionals from writers to photographers have ethical questions that need to be answered with each of their submission. To […]

Ethical issues part of daily life for reporter

22 Apr

Journalists are constantly getting a flow of new information put right in front of them. Sometimes when this information is dropped at their doorstep, they encounter issues that can make or break a story. When journalist Carla Branch decided to make a risky move, she learned a lesson that would stay with her for a […]

Publish It?

22 Apr

Ethical dilemmas often get in our way as journalists. They sometimes stand in the way of immediately reporting a sensitive or informative story that may be viewed as controversial. However, it is these ethical  quandaries that keep us grounded, and remind us that we are all human beings that deserve to be treated with respect. […]

Ethical Dilemma

22 Apr

Every single person who works professionally in the field of journalism and is writing for a newspaper or website, TV station, radio station or some other news outlet will experience some sort of ethical dilemma.  This ethical dilemma could be something really small like an athlete at a local high school getting let off easy […]

Should you give all the gory details?

22 Apr

The world of television journalism is often fast paced and breaking news. A reporter could be on the scene at 3pm, and have to have a story edited and ready to go for the 5pm news. This means that very often split decisions must be made on the scene and in the editing room. One […]