Issues Facing Journalism. This 3-page assignment  is due on April 20.
In print in class. AND Through SafeAssign. Papers not submitted in hard copy in class are considered late.
Issues Facing Journalism? <ul><li>Find an issue facing journalism: look for a journalistic ethics question. </li></ul><ul>...
Form an opinion on how you think the media behaved.
Issues Facing Journalism? <ul><li>What did the media do? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they do the right thing? Why? </li></ul><ul...
Issues Facing Journalism? <ul><li>Think about the  newsworthiness criteria : is the event newsworthy? Is it timely, within...
Things you need to do: <ul><li>It starts by finding an  appropriate topic  (try the blog!) and explaining it. </li></ul><u...
Offer your opinions about whether the outlets handled the situation properly, and if not, how you feel they should have ha...
Cite at least 3 sources. The first is where the ethical dilemma originates from.
This needs to be 3 full pages. Plus a works cited page.
In print in class. AND Through SafeAssign. Papers not submitted in hard copy in class are considered late.
There are journalism ethics issues constantly. Try the poynter.org website that is linked on the blog.
In print in class. AND Through SafeAssign. Papers not submitted in hard copy in class are considered late.
Assignment details are posted to BlackBoard. As are these notes.
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Issues assignment

  1. 1. Issues Facing Journalism. This 3-page assignment is due on April 20.
  2. 2. In print in class. AND Through SafeAssign. Papers not submitted in hard copy in class are considered late.
  3. 3. Issues Facing Journalism? <ul><li>Find an issue facing journalism: look for a journalistic ethics question. </li></ul><ul><li>Study what was written about the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>See how the media handled the situation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Form an opinion on how you think the media behaved.
  5. 5. Issues Facing Journalism? <ul><li>What did the media do? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they do the right thing? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How should they have handled the situation? </li></ul><ul><li>How could the media avoid future situations? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Issues Facing Journalism? <ul><li>Think about the newsworthiness criteria : is the event newsworthy? Is it timely, within proximity, relevant, etc? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it news? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the source? Is the source reliable? </li></ul><ul><li>Have other outlets handled similar situations in the past? Or even this time? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they follow the </li></ul><ul><li>principles of </li></ul><ul><li>journalism ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Things you need to do: <ul><li>It starts by finding an appropriate topic (try the blog!) and explaining it. </li></ul><ul><li>Pose a question : “Should the media report on the extramarital affairs of politicians?” </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why it is an ethical dilemma. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how the media handled the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how the media has handled similar situations . </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the newsworthiness criteria AND the principles of journalism . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Offer your opinions about whether the outlets handled the situation properly, and if not, how you feel they should have handled it.
  9. 9. Cite at least 3 sources. The first is where the ethical dilemma originates from.
  10. 10. This needs to be 3 full pages. Plus a works cited page.
  11. 11. In print in class. AND Through SafeAssign. Papers not submitted in hard copy in class are considered late.
  12. 12. There are journalism ethics issues constantly. Try the poynter.org website that is linked on the blog.
  13. 13. In print in class. AND Through SafeAssign. Papers not submitted in hard copy in class are considered late.
  14. 14. Assignment details are posted to BlackBoard. As are these notes.

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