Christine Craft's biography told of her individual experience of being fired on the basis of her looks and her age. I realized from reading her story that she had a "nose for news", a passion for telling it to the world, and a unique spark that made her a good journalist, yet those qualities weren't enough in her case. She took that passion and spark, filed a sexual discrimination case and won. Hard News: Women in Broadcast Journalism had a few chapters that were relevant to today, and I could draw on some information for my paper. However, much of the information was historical and not helpful to answering my questions.
An Academy Award would validate her success in ways that money alone cannot. So as you can see Oprah Winfrey deserves the status she has now. She has been through good and hard times and overcame it. She will continue to do well by herself and by her fans. She hat stated “When I look at the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes.
In a perfect situation, the journalist will report factual information that will allow the listener or reader to develop his or her own opinion as the how to interpret the information. According to the Professional Journalists one should be “honest fair and courageous when gathering, reporting and interpreting information.” News sources should be identified whenever possible and the journalist should question the motives of the sources. Pictures or video should never be distorted or misleading. As with any written or spoken reports, plagiarism in not tolerated. Stereotyping of any kind is discouraged and an ethical journalist will distinguish between news and advertisements.
This development has powerful supporters such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is known for refusing to lose weight for roles. Her reasoning is to encourage her fans that they do not have to squeeze into the ideal thin body type ("Jennifer Lawrence”). Lawrence’s outlook is supported by “The American Medical Association has decided to take a stand against rampant photo retouching, declaring the practice detrimental to your health” ("5 Celebrities”). Certainly celebrity endorsements can inspire change, but there are other obstacles to overcome before magazine covers, theatrical posters, and lingerie advertisements show the female body unedited. Today’s technology makes enhancing and editing easier than in the decades before.
As news director at Cub Broadcasting, implementation; of code of conduct and ethical considerations that this station will operate on must be made. It is imperative that this station has a code of conduct, the most valuable asset a journalist and broadcaster has is respect from the public. This respect will only be earned, and not freely given and the only way to earn this respect is through being professional, honesty and integrity. Being professional and having a good audience is what will move our broadcast company forward and keep it thriving, through public trust in our station we will earn revenue from advertising, and build up our audience, making our broadcast a highly rated show in our three respective time slots. Without a code of conduct and ethical considerations, our broadcast company simply will not be able to write, anchor and produce the kind of journalism our peers are putting out.
Ethics were put into place to be able to do the right thing in certain circumstances in order to maintain an honest and fair society. Subjective Moral Relativism says that each person is the source o... ... middle of paper ... ...come but we must choose that option that we have the most reason to believe will produce the greatest outcome of happiness for the majority. Overall, it is extremely important to realize the central purposes for ethics, otherwise the morals that a person follows may be flawed because they cannot see the bigger picture at hand. We, as American citizens, must prioritize the morals that are already inside of us to be able to determine right from wrong in our own ways. Subjective Relativism helps us to figure out that we are our own person and each have morals to live by as individuals.
First is the truth and accuracy. In this aspect, journalists should always seek for accuracy as they cannot always guarantee the ‘truth’. In this case, journalists should always give all the appropriate facts they have and make sure those facts have been checked in order to strive for accuracy. If the information is not confirmed journalists should strictly reject. The second principle of ethical journalism is fairness and impartiality.
Integrity stands for more than honesty, and it is about standing up for what you believe, it is about leadership, and it is about defining you as a person. Integrity is based on personal beliefs and seeing them through and being able to complete a task, to put it together regardless of the complication of said task. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a profound example of integrity in action in the real world and moreover, shows its importance. Being a person of integrity shows that you practice what you preach yet also shows that you are what you preach and it is a significant and advantageous quality to
You can be honest about believing in something but if you adhere to that moral belief then you are showing integrity. American professor Stephen L. Carter wrote in his essay “The Insufficiency of Honesty” that “The first point to understand about the difference between honesty and integrity is that a person may be entirely honest without ever engaging in the hard work of discernment that integrity requires: she may tell us quite truthfully what she believes without ever taking the time to figure out whether what she believes is good and right and true.” (Carter) This shows that a person can tell the truth about what they believe but if do not follow it consistently, it means that they are not showing integrity. American writer Isaac Asimov said in his book How to Enjoy Writing: A Book of Aid and Comfort when he said “Integrity, is, to me, a somewhat stronger word than “honesty.” “Honesty” often implies truth-telling and little more, but “integrity” implies wholeness, soundness, a complex philosophy of life.” (Asimov) This further explains the difference between integrity and honesty. Integrity and honesty are not the same but are both very important to have based on personal
They do not go too far. It is an honor to be called a muckraker because it is an honor to serve society with stories of truth and serve justice to the evasive people of power. It is extremely important for the people of this nation to be informed, and the “muckrakers” make that happen.