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12 Things To Remember - JNL-2105 - Journalism Ethics - Professor Linda Austin - National Management College - Yangon, Burma

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This presentation distills down a semester-long journalism ethics class to 12 basics. Professor Linda Austin prepared it for her journalism ethics students at the National Management College in Yangon, Burma, in September 2015.

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12 Things To Remember - JNL-2105 - Journalism Ethics - Professor Linda Austin - National Management College - Yangon, Burma

  1. 1. 12 THINGS TO REMEMBER By Robert Couse-Baker JNL-2105: Journalism Ethics
  2. 2. 1. GOOD JOURNALISM MOVES PEOPLE And it can move the world. -- Joe Grimm, journalism professor, Wayne State University
  3. 3. 2. PYIRP Put Yourself in the Readers’ Place
  4. 4. 3.NEVER ASSUME
  5. 5. What does ASSUME spell?
  6. 6. ASS U ME By horslips5
  7. 7. USE THE ACCURACY CHECKLIST
  8. 8. 4. IF YOUR MOTHER SAYS SHE LOVES YOU,... ByDinJimenez
  9. 9. CHECK IT OUT! By Din Jim
  10. 10. 5. VERIFY Make sure that the information a source gives to you is true. This may involve: (1) observation, (2) talking to other sources, (3) looking at documents.
  11. 11. ASK: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?
  12. 12. 6. YOUR OPINIONS
  13. 13. 7. BE BALANCED AND… Report all sides of a subject without favoring one over another ByvaXzine
  14. 14. …AND FAIR Treat all people and subjects in an equal, even-handed and reasonable way. ByThePizzaReview
  15. 15. 8. ATTRIBUTE YOUR INFORMATION
  16. 16. 9. USE CRITICAL THINKING TO MAKE ETHICAL DECISIONS By Renaud Ca
  17. 17. 10. SEEK TRUTH AND REPORT IT, MINIMIZE HARM, ACT INDEPENDENTLY, BE ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT Photo by sskennel
  18. 18. 11. YOU ARE A JOURNALIST 24/7 BySteveSnodgrass
  19. 19. 12. NEVER STOP LEARNING Read widely, and write daily.
  20. 20. 12 THINGS TO REMEMBER 1. Good journalism moves people, and it can move the world. 2. PYIRP – Put Yourself in the Readers’ Place. Audience = #1. 3. Never assume. 4. If your mother says she loves you, check it out. 5. VERIFY using other sources, documents and observation. Ask: How do you know that? 6. Be fair and balanced. 7. Leave out your opinions. 8. Attribute your information. 9. Use critical thinking to make ethical decisions. 10. Seek truth and report it; minimize harm; act independently; and be transparent and accountable. 11. You are a journalist 24/7. Avoid the appearance of conflict. 12. Never stop learning. Read widely, and write daily.
  21. 21. WHERE TO FIND PRESENTATIONS http://www.slideshare.net/laustinnc
  22. 22. HOW TO STAY IN TOUCH laustin.nmc@gmail.com OR Facebook group
  23. 23. “Ce-zu tin-ba- deh!”

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