I suggest that the media institutions and firms, particularly marketers and advertisers, should consider business Ethics in the media, ethical aspects of the use of women and sexuality as a marketing instrument, and they may test how sexual and violent contents affects and influence viewers’ attitudes towards the media institutions. To conclude unethical media is huge problem that has many effects on both individuals and society, especially children. moreover it increased now by the appearance of the new technology and the internet. Many media institutions are violating the major ethical rules by using sexuality and violence. Given the fact that the media institutions use sexuality and violence as a marketing instrument in order to attract more viewers or consumers, it means that the media companies are trying to market themselves or their products at the expense of ignoring business ethics.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, media ethics are issues of moral principles and values as applied to the conduct, roles, and content of mass media- journalistic ethics and advertising ethics in particular. It includes issues such as impartiality, objectivity, bias, privacy, and the public interest. More generally, it also includes issues of stereotyping, taste and decency, obscenity, and defamation. In ‘The Age of Information’ that we live in, media plays the pivotal role of conveying information to the masses. An unavoidable element in today’s generation, it plays the role both of an asset and an encumbrance.
Clearly, the intention behind the use of rhetoric distinguishes the quality of the journalist. In summary, it has been made clear after thorough analysis of Des Houghton's article, "Why does the Left support this avalanche of paedophile filth," that there exist journalists whose exact intentions are to conserve inequality and push the agendas of Rupert Murdoch under the façade of legitimate news. This finding holds disastrous implications for the democratic society of Australia, as it highlights that journalists and modern media outlets are failing their duties as providers of newsworthy material that is authentic, unbiased and
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The ethical issue that is pertinent in this situation is interviewing individuals who are your close friends and accused to take a part the fire burning theater, which can lead to personal bias. According to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics (SPJ) (1996), journalists should present integrity while reporting
Especially when it comes to political news. Citizen journalism plays an important role because they are free with the political issue. They can publish news freely without controlling by governmental interference. Moreover, their agenda setting is to allow every audience to read news in different
ABSENCE OF MALICE: QUESTION 1 When it comes to the exposure of news stories and headlines addressing important situations in real life scenarios, the media, newspapers, and other social platforms are given a very wide range of freedom. Newspapers have the power to say what they want, how they want it as long at it is truthful and effective in everyday life. However with that certain power comes responsibility and the idea news should ideally be legal and ethical, and should stray away from misuse of liability and slander. This thought leads to the question of: Does this story have legal points and information? And in addition: Can this story be viewed as a truthful and ethical piece?
However sometimes as journalists we can be so caught up in public interest that we may forget the confidentiality of the victim and family. This is where ethical concerns are conceived. The men can lose the jobs after their names and photos were published.They can also lose any chance of having a respectable job. There is no dought that it is the newspapers role to serve the community. It is still the publics right to be informed especially when criminals exist among them.
Journalism is a pivotal part of the public being exposed to information about the happenings of the world (Wilke 2013). Journalists are required to provide an honest depiction of events that would be otherwise hidden in plain sight. With the increase of platforms to receive information, such as online reporting, the public is exposed to a wide variety of inaccurate facts that negatively skews the levels of trust that exists for the press (Richardson 2017 pp. 1-3). It has become harder for journalism to remain as influential as it once was due to the growing distrust from the public (Keane 2013, n.p.).
The access to information has given the media the impetus to dig out stories about corruption in Nigeria. The relevance of information is paramount in this fight by the media. The World Bank states that the media is entrusted with a crucial role in presenting an environment that will check corruption and fraud as the press is a powerful means of checking corruption in society. (PREM networks, 1997).This condition is well known in Nigeria. The advent of the new media has also opened a new vista for an all to fight corruption through citizen journalism in the common space.