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.

Seeking Answers for Students : The Case of the Undercover Reporter

Seeking Answers for Students : The Case of the Undercover Reporter

Seeking Answers for Students: The Case of the Undercover Reporter
Joe Mirando

A student frustrated by her university’s policies on transfer credit reported on the subject for a journalism class. She collected the experiences of transfer students but still needed to find out exactly how university officials decided which courses to accept for credit. When the usual reporting methods produced no results, she considered going undercover.

Is it ever OK to lie in pursuit of truth? And if lying did enable her to get the information, should she submit the resulting story as a class assignment? Should she also try to get the story published in the student newspaper—and if so, what ...

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