Ethics in Mass Media Affecting Communication, Culture, & Critique
Background of the Research
Ethics is derived from Greek word ‘Ethos’ which means ‘character’. The term character signifies that how a good person is supposed to be. Or else, what actions he may choose to be a good person. In general, ethics deal with the process of decision making. Whereas separating the good from the bad options that one might have during a course of action. While the term moral comes from Latin origin words ‘mos’ or ‘moris’ that means ‘conduct’ or ‘way of life’. More often, morals are attributed to religious faith, beliefs and personal behavior.
Research Questions/hypotheses Proposed by the Author
The aim is to assess the issue of ethics in mass media with its effects on communication and culture as a guideline to students.
Research method the author use to respond to the Proposed Research Questions/hypotheses
The research method used in this research paper is a qualitative. This method is used to respond to the research questions for identifying the answers.
The main purpose of the study is to find and identify the basis of the problem. Also, to understand the impacts it has generated in the present day society. How the non-ethical way of journalists impact the masses. By altering their opinion is making a cause of an uneasiness and frustration in the minds of the masses. Further, this paper will help the universities to analyze ways to judge the ethical issues that may not be visible. Through this, the researcher can generate a thought process in curbing such activities and their proliferation. It is aimed at guiding the young professionals to avoid following the path that ultimately serves to create disharmony in the society (Kasperson & Kasperson, 1996).
Impact of Media Ethics
Media ethics studies the characteristics of ethics and its nature by examining the concepts. Such concepts differentiate between the right and wrong. Moreover, these concepts are considered as the role of justice and fairness. These aspects need evolution theories for their application. Theories such as rules and principles governing moral conduct are further complemented by applied ethics that serves for problem resolution. Further, to address the specific issues with moral ethics rules and principles of moral theories are implemented. Credible information provided with honesty and integrity impacts civics in a society (Kasperson & Kasperson, 1996).
The description of facts should be based on nothing but reality. One must keep in mind the negative impacts that are referred to a revelation of a stark truth. For instance, a suicide blast by a terrorist is a reality. The information that needs to be provided to the masses for the purpose of awareness and preventive measures. However, at the same time, a description and presentation of the decorated corpses resulting from such a blast can only bring the media a larger number of viewers (Kasperson & Kasperson, 1996).
Reactions about the Article
The negative impacts are bound to create the feelings of horror, uncertainty and fear among the hearts and minds of the populace. This is when the decision making based on ethics comes into play. Since, every detail of every truth does not merit a wide dissemination (Kasperson & Kasperson, 1996).
Relevance of Other References with this Paper
The students of Journalism would get an insight from the other 3 research papers that are referring to the effects generated by the unethical, and unjust means adopted by the media groups. The negative means adopted by such groups result only in getting them hefty. Also, the financial benefits at the cost of the morals and ethics of journalism.
The other soaring aspect in the 3 research papers refers to a sense of completion between different media groups. These groups take pride in revealing more than the competitor. Moreover, in an earlier time frame, without analyzing the negativity that has taken place was created in this pursuit.
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