Ethical Considerations in Journalism

Required Readings and Multimedia

1. To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapters from the text, Elements of News Writing:

· Chapter Thirty-Three – Legal Considerations in Journalism

· Chapter Thirty-Four – Ethical Considerations in Journalism

· Chapter Thirty-Five – The Future of the Mass Media

· Chapter Thirty-Six – Tips from the Best

2. To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapters from the text, Writing for the Mass Media:

· Chapter 12: The Writer and the Law

3. To successfully complete this week’s assignments, watch the following videos:

· Fabian, R. (Director). (2011). Plagiarism 2.0: Information ethics in the digital age (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Series episode]. In B. Kloza (Executive producer), Internet Research and Information Literacy: Effective Strategies and Cautionary Tales. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.

· Stone, D. P. (Producer). (1997). Media ethics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Series episode]. In Media Power. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.

4. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Ethics and Journalism,” read the following:

· Society of Professional Journalists: Ethics Case Studies – A Congressman’s Past (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

· Society of Professional Journalists: Ethics Case Studies – Cooperating with the Government (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

· Society of Professional Journalists: Ethics Case Studies – Offensive Images (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

· Greenberg, Susan (2014). The Ethics of Narrative: A Return to the Source. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Vol. 15:5, p. 517-532. Retrieved from http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/eds/detail/detail?vid=6&sid=d9ff74c3-ce1a-499d-b829-beaf94c5cfde%40sessionmgr4003&hid=4111&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#AN=2014401675&db=mzh

5. To successfully complete this week’s discussion, “Ethics and Journalism,” listen to the following podcast:

· Reporters’ Roundtable: Ethics in online journalism (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (This particular podcast is on the topic of online journalism and ethics.)

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