A fresh approach to building integrity in all media Media Ethics at Work: True Stories from Young Professionals transforms students into confident, self-reliant, and ethical decision makers, prepared to resolve moral dilemmas from day one of their first media job or internship. The highly anticipated Second Edition of this text continues to engage students with true stories of young professionals working in today’s multimedia news and strategic communications organizations, helping readers create meaningful connections to real-world applications. Each story is presented as a narrative, so students can work through the ethical dilemmas as they unfold, encouraging readers to think about and ask the question: “What would I do if this happened to me?” By creating a more personalized experience for students beginning their first entry-level media jobs or internship, this book helps readers develop their own ethical standards and apply in the workplace what they have learned.

Solo Judgment Calls : The Case of the One-Person “TV Crew”

Solo Judgment Calls : The Case of the One-Person “TV Crew”

Solo Judgment Calls: The Case of the One-Person “TV Crew”
George L. Daniels

Once upon a time in television news, large stations went out to cover stories with full crews—a reporter, camera operator and sometimes an audio person. Smaller stations sent out one-man bands, journalists who did both shooting and reporting.

Today, with the shrinking size of both news budgets and video equipment, the differences between small and large broadcast news operations have nearly disappeared. Big-city TV stations, and even the networks, are almost as likely as small operations to send out a one-man or one-woman band—also known as a VJ (video journalist) or sojo (solo journalist). Solo coverage is becoming more ...

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