Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies by Howard Good, Berrin A. Beasley, Sandra L. Borden, Robert

By Howard Good, Berrin A. Beasley, Sandra L. Borden, Robert Brown, John Carvalho, Michael Dillon, Matthew C. Ehrlich, Joseph C. Harry, Lee Anne Peck, Bill Reader, Joe Saltzman, S Holly Stocking

How a long way should still a reporter opt for a narrative? what is the position of the click on the scene of an emergency, or a homicide? Why has journalism all at once turn into so vulnerable to plagiarism? here is a booklet that poses those and different pressing questions―and deals candid solutions. At a time whilst execs and the general public alike fear that journalism has misplaced its means, Journalism Ethics is going to the Movies is obtainable to supply much-needed, obtainable guidance.

Its twelve chapters, written through a few of the nation's major journalism students, discover concerns that are meant to crisis someone who aspires to a profession in journalism, who works within the box, or who is dependent upon information for day-by-day info. better of all, because the name indicates the members behavior their dynamic and fascinating investigations on the videos, the place sportswriters, warfare correspondents, investigative newshounds, crime journalists, spin medical professionals, television anchors, and harried urban editors take on those urgent concerns. Journalism Ethics is going to the Movies is not your usual textbook. utilizing well known video clips from Wag the Dog to Good evening, and stable Luck to demonstrate the type of moral dilemmas reporters come across at the task, this student-friendly publication is certain to spark curiosity and stimulate pondering.

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Brean tells Motss he wants a pageant "like the Oscars," which indicates that Brean is willing to spare no expense to make the war with Albania look and feel real. At Motss's Hollywood mansion, Motss and Brean develop the backstory to the war, the details necessary to make it seem real. They decide that Albania wants to destroy the American way of life, and the B-3 bomber deployment is possible because it has just been discovered that Albania has a suitcase bomb. 12 To add drama to their story, Brean and Motss decide the bomb will have been found in Canada as part of an attempt by Albania to smuggle the bomb into the United States.

62. Howell, "Big Game of Untruth and Consequences," D3. 63. Morris, "Smart Glass Is Filled \vith Thrill," C6. o POLITICAL MANIPULATION OF THE MEDIA Wag the Dog Berrin A. Beasley Barry Levinson's 1997 film Wag the Dog was designed to be a satire of politics and show business, but it has a clear message for journalists: you're being spun on a daily basis, and you either don't realize it, or you don't care. Whichever answer applies, and it may be a combination of both depending on the news outlet, journalism's code of ethics demands that journalists seek truth and provide a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.

42. section_id=2&article_id=1291 (accessed 31 May 2006). 43. , 38. 44. Frank Rich, "So Much for The Front Page," New York Times, 2 November 2003, sec. 2, 1. 45. Mark Bowden, "When the Front Page Meets the Big Screen," Atlantic Monthly, March 2004, 146, 150. 46. Anthony Lane, "Deceived," New Yorker, 3 November 2003,104-105. 47. Peter Howell, "Big Game of Untruths and Consequences," Toronto Star, 28 November 2003, D3. 48. Douglas J. Rowe, "Picking Up the Pieces: Life Goes On for Disgraced Reporter," Albany Times-Union, 20 November 2003, P39.

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