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.

Sins of Omission : The Case of the Not-So-Free Pet Party

Sins of Omission : The Case of the Not-So-Free Pet Party

Sins of Omission: The Case of the Not-So-Free Pet Party
Giselle A. Auger

In their first professional jobs, new graduates are eager to take on responsibilities, enthusiastically applying knowledge gained in school to real-world situations. Yet sometimes unethical managers can take advantage of youth and inexperience, assigning new staff members to projects that appear to be legitimate but are partially, or not at all, acceptable.

A recent college graduate was asked by her supervising manager to create a publicity campaign for free events, only to discover later that the people attending would actually be charged. The situation forced the new employee to weigh competing loyalties: to her employer, to the company’s present ...

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