The media plays an important role in influencing societies views and opinions about current news, issues and events that the world face. Within the emergence of new technology like the internet and cell phones, it has such current events and current news to be easily accessible to a global audience and to be consumed in real time. The Paris Terrorist Attack is a great example for the statement above because as soon as it happened, the attack instantly went viral all over social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blogs etc. This essay aims to explain the growth of social media and specifically look at the impact it has on religion. It will discuss whether journalists should be religiously and culturally trained in order to report fairly …show more content…
In other words, “right” or “wrong” are culture specific, what is considered moral in one society may be considered immoral in another, and, since no universal standard of morality that exist, no one has the right to judge another societies custom (Ess, 2009). Cultural Relativism is closely related to ethical relativism, which views truth as variable and not absolute. What makes up right and wrong is determined solely by individual or the society (Ess, 2009). Since the truth is not object, there can be no standards which applies to all cultures. No one can say if someone else is right or wrong, it is a matter of personal opinion and no society can pass judgement on another society. The current movement to understand the radical Islam is a sign that relativism is growing. The cultural relativists believe Westerners should not impose their ideas on Islamic world, including the idea that the Terrorist bombing of civilians is evil. Islamic belief in the necessity of jihad is just as valid as any belief in the western civilian, the relativists assert, and they believe that the terrorist attack is not only their fault (Mamdani, …show more content…
In order for journalist to have or report on Good stories they must present multiple viewpoints and perspectives and they must examine the religion. 5 ethical principles of journalism, that are important for religion reporting is Human rights, Defence of the public’s right to information, Respect for truth and accuracy of information, Respect for universal values and diversity of cultures, Avoid self-interest. The News reporters that reported on the Paris Terrorist Attack did not infringe on the public’s right to know about the attack If the reporters or the journalists from these two news sites were religiously and culturally trained they would have used the concept of Religious Journalism which reports on information that rarely surfaces in secular press like for example, what was the reason behind ISIS Attack Paris? These types of journalists would look at both
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Howard A. Myrick is a journalism professor at Temple University. His article The Search for Objectivity in Journalism describe the lack of objectivity when it is disseminating. Media workers usually want to present news objectively. But what media workers want to present is different from what they present plus what readers understand is usually different from what social media workers present. So, what readers understand is not equal to the truth in the end.
Antoinette Aguilar Professor Nelson English 100 19 February 2015 Gender Roles and Understanding Have you ever been in a situation where the opposite sex just doesn’t understand you? There’s constantly miscommunication between women and men. Sometimes women have non-verbal q’s that men don’t understand. In some cases women want men to automatically know what they are trying to say, feel or think. Even with men, they want women to automatically know what they are saying with little words or sometimes with just a gesture.
According to Ethical Relativism, there are no universal truths, which apply to all human beings at all times, and proposes that moral principles should be viewed as "local, conventional, subjective and self-justified" (Yardley, 2012). While ethical principles should conform to social, cultural norms and moral beliefs and practices are frequently products of cultural upbringing, the basis for Ethical Relativism is fundamentally unsound because it can be used to justify and rationalize practices and behaviors that are inherently immoral, such as racism, discrimination, hate crimes and oppression. Ethical African
Our moral beliefs indicate the kind of environment or culture we grew up in. Therefore, if we were born in Somalia, we would believe that it is morally right to go through female circumcision as a rite of passage. However, if we grew up in the western world, then we would not believe in female circumcision. We can therefore see the relativist 's argument of cultural relativism in this case, because if cultural relativism exists, then naturally, morality will also be relative. Additionally, to support his stance, the relativist will also argue that tolerance comes into play when it comes to cultural relativism.
Mass media has played and will continue to play a crucial role in the way white Americans perceive African-Americans. As a result of the overwhelming media focus on crime, drug use, gang violence and other forms of anti-social behavior among African-Americans, the media has fostered a distorted and pernicious public perception of African-Americans (Balkaran). In this paper I will look at some concerns about how African-American and people of color are portrayed and stereotyped in the media according to Balkaran and Orelus. Also, this paper will draw attention to the impact social media has reshaped religion and how we worship.
Media shapes our image today because most people gain all of their knowledge by watching television shows or certain news channels. Social media is changing the game for governments under pressure. In fact, social media cannot prevent police brutality on its own. It is needed to regulate the legitimate use of force in democratic
Have you ever thought of how people view you as a person? Most of the time people may be able to identify your personal background(s) based on how you appear. Sometimes, this can shift their opinion of you. Others may consider that one’s culture shifts they way they view others and the world. I think culture does not affect the way one views the world and others.
In this prompt the argument that Morality exists is irrelevant, contrary to our thoughts and beliefs. Everyone follows a set of moral rules. Ethical relativists disagree with this belief because, they believe that morals are distinctive from each individual culture. These relativists as described are mixing up moral and cultural distinctions, or are simply not willing to completely understanding the cultures they are standing up for. There are two different types of relativism Ethical, and Cultural, that rely upon the argument of cultural differences, which have flaws that make the argument unsound.
However, we don’t know what those attackers really are, but we know that they aren’t Muslim. Or if they call themselves Muslim they not following what Islam thought us, killing an innocent person is a huge sin in Islam. “One tweet explains why you should never Blame all Muslim for terrorism”, in this article Halltiwanger, john discusses about the tweets that have been posted in Friday, the day Paris was attacked .There were a lot of tweets, almost of the tweets was blaming the entire Muslim for being responsible of the terrorist attacks, for example these tweet says: “Muslim terrorize the world even more today, senseless murders in Paris. Islam is disguising.” But there was one tweets which said ” To people blaming refugees for attacking Paris tonight .Do
The Media is a common source that many people continue to use to get important information. Journalists are known for seeking out the truth and making sure the public hears it. When the media presents to their audience the details about popular events it influences the actions and mind set of many which could cause them to react negatively or positively. In the memoir, Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, the citizens in the town called Little Rock frequently used the media as a way of getting their voices heard. From back in the day to now, the media still holds a high influence on everyone regarding important information down to the common day to day activity of others.
Cultural relativism is the understanding of other cultures in their own terms. To achieve the understanding of the rituals used in the cultures of another, one must be able to look at them from an emic (insider) perspective. One must also be able to look at his own culture from an etic (outsider) perspective. The ability to look at one’s culture from the etic point of view will make it easier to explain the rituals to someone from a different culture, for example, rites of passage. Rites of passage are used to mark a life stage and are celebrated by tradition or religion, meant to separate a specific group.
”(p.19) This shows that in the study of ethics, the study of moral relativism to be more specific, the idea of universal truth does not exist. That is to say what is perceived as “good” or “right” can vary form culture to culture, so there is no way to have one universal truth. Two major examples of cultural differences that are often cited in Support
Every society has its own unique cultures in which people will have different ideas of moral codes. The diversity of these cultures cannot be said to be correct or incorrect. Every society has independent standards of ethic within their society and these standards are culture-bound. Cultural Relativism has a perception in which rightness or wrongness of an action depends entirely within the bounds of the culture. This theory opposes the belief in the objectivity of moral truth.
(Luco, Week 3 Notes, p.9) Cultural Relativism is simply a combination of the following three theses: 1. The only criterion of moral truth or falsehood is the moral code of a cultural group. 2. A moral claim is true, relative to a culture’s moral code, if and only if the claim is generally accepted within that cultural