Media Ethics: Issues and Cases Chapter 2

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CASE 2 D

Micro Issues

  1. Did Laurens do the right thing by sumitting her story without the benefit of an independent investigation into the mayor’s accusations about Councilman Michaels?
  2. Is the mayor correct in arguing that Laurens acted responsible by providing fair and balanced coverage of both sides of a public controversy without trying to judge whose side is right and whose side is wrong?
  3. Is the councilman correct in arguing that Laurens acted irresponsibly by concerning herself only with reporting the facts truthfully and ignoring the truth about the fact?

Midrange Issues

  1. Is it sufficient when covering public controversies to simply report the facts accurately and fairly? Does it matter that fair and accurate reporting of facts night not do justice to the truth about the facts?
  2. Does the practice of objective reporting distance from the substabce of their stories in ways contrary to the ideals of responsible journalism?
  3. If reporters serve as the eyes and ears of their readers, how can they be expected to report more than what they’ve heard?

Macro Issues

  1. What distinguishes fact from truth? For with should journalists accept responsibility?
  2. If journalists know that a fact is not true, do the have an obligation to share tha knowledge with their readers? And if they do share that knowledge, how can they claim to be objective in their reporting?
  3. Justify or reject the role of objectivity in an era when more media outlets are available than ever before.

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Running head: MEDIA ETHICS

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Media Ethics: Issues and Cases Chapter 2
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MEDIA ETHICS

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Micro Issues

1. “Did Laurens do the right thing by submitting her story without the benefit of an independent
investigation into the mayor’s accusations about Councilman Michaels?”

Lauren did not do the right thing concerning submission of her story without doing due diligence
which would involve having an independent investigator look into the accusations made against
the councilman. Even though she had a deadline to meet she should have indicated that the
claims made by the Mayor could not be substantiated and then also include reporting of the
claims as opposed to simply presenting both sides of the story without proper investigation. Once
the claims had been investigated a report or story can then be done by Lauren.
2. “Is the mayor correct in arguing that Laurens acted responsibly by providing fair and
balanced coverage of both sides of a public controversy without trying to judge whose side is
right and whose side is wrong?”
According to the Mayor, Lauren’s reporting of the story was fair and justified since she wrote
about both sides of the story (Patterson,...

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