Image Ethics in the Digital Age Larry Gross, John Stuart Katz, and Jay Ruby, editors From Photoshop to CNN, confronting the moral, legal, and professional dilemmas posed by digital technologies From retouching to deception, the media world is beset by ethical, legal, and professional challenges; this book brings together experts to address them. Hamamoto, Marguerite Moritz, David D. A consistently excellent job of articulating the principles being practiced today. From digital retouching to wholesale deception, the media world is now beset by an unprecedented range of moral, ethical, legal, and professional challenges.
Please reuse or adapt this resource in whatever way would best serve your work; it is a public domain, Creative Commons document. The American news media has seldom been held in lower esteem by the public. This partly comes from a sense that professional standards have dropped. The digital age, where publishing and broadcasting information have proliferated far beyond daily newspapers and radio and television stations, only complicates these dynamics of mistrust.
A crucial question, then, looms for those studying journalism and training to become reporters and editors: In large part, the answer must be the highest of ethical standards and a commitment to the uncorrupted pursuit of truth based on verifiable facts and knowledge.
Preserving an ethical core, and seeking to improve upon the checkered past of reporting, is no sure or easy thing for a profession that has never required a license to practice. This syllabus presents ideas, materials, case studies and readings that speak to this moment of change.
Course objectives Learn the core ethical principles that have defined the very best journalism. Know the chief ethical challenges and salient failures journalism has seen in the past.
Develop a sharp awareness of how digital technology and increased two-way engagement with audiences are changing the nature of journalistic ethical decision-making and challenging it in new ways.
Create a language for ethical reasoning and the capacity to apply important principles to concrete reporting situations of all kinds, both old and new. Learn the newsgathering rights afforded to journalists as well as the laws that both protect and constrain journalistic practice.
Course design This course will acquaint students with important ethical principles and professional norms that they can employ in the practice of reporting.
Students will develop their knowledge of theories and frameworks, gain knowledge of important journalistic failures and mistakes, as well as emerging areas of professional challenge, and learn how to apply this knowledge during reporting, publication and audience engagement processes.
The course is designed to build toward a final project in which students demonstrate a thorough grasp of ethics issues in journalism. Course materials Suggested class materials include general texts that supply a theoretical framework, book chapters, and print or online readings that apply to class topics, and films.
Instructors can guide students to relevant articles or ask students to do their own research. Readings can be selected from those suggested based on the emphasis of the course designed. Readings Suggested chapters from many of the following books are listed with the relevant class.
Patterson, Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-based Journalism, Sue Ellen Christian, Overcoming Bias: Jones, Losing the News:Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age is a key resource on the challenges, opportunities, issues, controversies, and contradictions of digital technologies in relation to media law and.
Stanisha Johnson Media Ethical Challenges in the Age of the Internet CMM Ethical Issues in Mass Media Spring Research Paper Over the years the internet has literally revolutionized the mass media industry and, in the process one of the most affected areas by the internet is in the area of compliance with media ethical standards.
Ethics Memos:To give you a chance to practice applying ethical reasoning to situations you may encounter or hear/read about – and to help you prepare for the exams and for real-world ethical decision-making – you will be required to turn in two pairs of ethics memos, which will be graded.
Image Ethics in the Digital Age brings together leading experts in the fields of journalism, media studies, and law to address these challenges and assess their implications for . related to issues of media laws 2. To make an indepth study and see if the right of access to information, the right of privacy is threatened by the emphasis on the free flow of information.
3. To study the ethical questions related to technology and its implications on media laws and ethics. 4.
Digital Age and its challenges on media ethics DOI: / benjaminpohle.com 19 | Page mass communication including newspapers, magazines, book, radio, television and the cinema which are now undergoing a digital sea change.