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.

The Case of Ethics in Immersion Journalism : The White Noise

The Case of Ethics in Immersion Journalism : The White Noise

The Case of Ethics in Immersion Journalism: The White Noise
David R. Davies Cassie Rodenberg

For Cassie Rodenberg, the opportunity to blog for Scientific American magazine just a few years out of college was going to be a life-changing opportunity to explain science to the masses. But the job turned out to be much more than that: It led her to immerse herself in covering the lives of drug addicts and the homeless in one of America’s poorest communities and, in the process, demonstrating the ethical challenges of immersion journalism.

The Situation: “Why Are You Writing About This?”

Rodenberg’s path to journalism was indirect. A science communication major in college, ...

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