A Case Study on Ethics in Media

Jun 18th, 2015
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The misuse of power bestowed on media by the people. The media is present to provide an unbiased, accurate and factual account for all events to the people. The report provided leads us, the people, to form opinions based on the facts and scenes shown to us. Most of the time, the media looks at this opportunity more with the objective of raising its own TRPs’ and circulation respectively, rather than informing us appropriately. Elaboration: We chose this topic because we realized, through the day on an average we are faced with at least 4 or 5 sources of information. Even if we consider ourselves to retain only about 40% of what we see, the result of that is still impactful. The kind of reports that we come across nowadays in print and on TV are more of gore and scandal than of informative and intellectual standards. That is disappointing when you take into account the kind of population our country boasts of. The amount of misleading information being sent out to the public is concernin

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Ethics in MediaDefinition of the problem:The misuse of power bestowed on media by the people. The media is present to provide an unbiased,accurate and factual account for all events to the people. The report provided leads us, the people, toform opinions based on the facts and scenes shown to us. Most of the time, the media looks at thisopportunity more with the objective of raising its own TRPs and circulation respectively, rather thaninforming us appropriately.Elaboration:We chose this topic because we realized, through the day on an average we are faced with at least 4 or5 sources of information. Even if we consider ourselves to retain only about 40% of what we see, theresult of that is still impactful. The kind of reports that we come across nowadays in print and on TV aremore of gore and scandal than of informative and intellectual standards. That is disappointing when youtake into account the kind of population our country boasts of. The amount of misleading informationbeing sent out to the public is concerning, especially when the public tends to react at the slightestinstigation in a most unpredictable manner.This is not to take away from the fact that the

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