Jane considers capitalizing on the issue of terrorism in capturing the audience. Jane does this so that the management in the local television station can identify her and her efforts. This practice is unethical since she plans to relay violent images depicting the terrorist situation. It is unethical to over emphasis on a crisis instead of reporting the issue as it is. Jane fails to consider that children might watch violent images this may harm their lives. The social implication, in the event Jane pursues this strategy, is that the local television station will be held accountable for producing harmful images, and can face a ban. I believe that this practice is unethical, and Jane needs to uphold her role as a professional, not as an opportunist. A profession should report the news and not make news as in the case of Jane.
In this case, Danny an investigative reporter who does a lot of research to an impending societal issue ready to make a multi series to relay it on the television. The problem is that the media that he is working for owns and operates that factory. As soon as Danny is ready to set up the interviews during the weekend, Bill offers him another assignment. Bill behaves in an unethical way since he wants to protect his company, instead of denouncing the social ills it is causing to about people’s health in the society. The social implication outlined is that people are likely to continue suffering and can even die since crucial information fails to reach people. I think it is unethical not to relay information to safeguard ones position in a company. I believe it is the duty of the journalist to report all the news that the public deems fit and especially news to promote their health.
1. This rule applies to all journalists those covering sports and those covering politics. It is important for the journalist to remain objective in their work of reporting. The work of the journalist is to relay news. One should give an unbiased opinion to maintain professionalism.
2. A professional journalist should not give or request any bribe to relay information. This is a form of corruption and can discredit one as a profession who should maintain the integrity in the course of duty.
3. When a Bee journalist joins a cause on the social media, this does not mount to conflict of interest. This is an open communication and the journalist must handle the conversation and contribution carefully. The journalist must avoid any form of conversation that can jeopardize the company.
4. It is unethical for a journalist to make modifications to an image in the context of improving the appearance. This is because the image can mislead the public who might rely on the modified image wrongly. An image should be produced without any alteration.
5. A reporter must not interact socially with a knowledgeable source quoted in Bee stories. This can create a conflict of interest between the reporter and the source. It can as well affect the working conditions.
6. A Bee photographer can meet for a date with the prominent business leader. This social interaction does not affect either party in terms of conflict of interest.
7. The Bee must refrain from reporting confidential information to the public. The Bee must refrain from making reports they will be unable to substantiate in the future due to lack of supporting evidence. The Bee can only make that report once the council member makes the resignation in public.
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