Some negative effects may be it being used against the other branches of government and then they would get a greater amount of power. Secondly It could spread untruthful news very quickly . Also If there is ever a flaw it could be recorded in an unsuitable manner. Finally anything that is shared to the public through media cannot be undone. Overall the consequences of making this decision of creating media to be the fourth branch of government outweigh the positive effects.
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
Alan Greenblatt, states in his article “Free Speech at Risk” that, “It should continue to fall upon the press to ensure that the standards it embraces are of the highest order of professionalism and integrity. What is required is not state control of statutory regulation. But the press must be held accountable for egregious abuses of its own privileged position within a democracy.” Most journalists strive to exercise their freedom to publish the news in a responsible and ethical manner. Although journalists are free to publish any information they desire this does not mean they cannot be exempt from liability for what they publish. If a journalist publishes false information about a person they can be sued for libel.
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
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.).
Materials obtained by means of tapping should not be published The journalists must keep secret the sources of confidential information Unbiased journalism does not mean that the journalists should abstain from expressing their personal opinions. However, the reader should be able to tell the difference between the articles stating facts and materials expressing someone 's opinion or interpretation of events. It is not allowed to hide publicly important information or distort the facts. When stating facts, commenting on them or entering a discussion on a certain issue, journalists should stick to the ethics and principles of a dialogue and express respect for the discussion partner. The journalist should not photograph citizens in private environment without their consent.
2. The media should constantly examine the lives of public figures with responsibility for public funds and other assets. Politicians who have the power to influence the awarding of contracts should accept that their private friendships with business people should be open to public view. After all, it is taxpayers' money they could be giving away illegally. Politicians can promise voters that their friendships will never influence them in public office.
Journalist’s product becomes rationalized and predictable as stories are instantly produced. This provided no room for journalists to reflect their products. This indicates that work is fragmented and narrowed the journalist’s goal is simply to create as many products as they can in a tight and specialized environment. Journalists are helpless in the newsroom as the bosses’ power are over them and have to be quiet about it. They may not be able change their occupations because of the lack of portable
This example illustrates the significance of professional news authoritativeness. Public opinion is only the beginning of a truth, but the details of the matter has not been confirmed, it will naturally produce a variety of rumors in the course of the communication . When rumors close to people's cognition, even if it is not the truth, people will tend to their perception. The largest difference between citizen journalism and professional journalism is that citizen journalism often finds news but not in-depth development. A professional journalist from finding news, judging the
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.