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.

Please Don’t Use the Video : The Case of the Fatal Accident

Please Don’t Use the Video : The Case of the Fatal Accident

Please Don’t Use the Video: The Case of the Fatal Accident
Ray Niekamp

Journalists must often report on the ugly side of life—and death. People affected by tragedy often bear their pain bravely but are reluctant to share it publicly. When video of a fatal traffic accident was shown to jurors during a trial, reporters covering the case were faced with a decision: to air the video or not to, at a grieving family’s request.

The Situation: A Soldier, a Girl, Alcohol and a Red Light

In El Paso, Texas, 19-year-old Valerie Talamantes sat waiting at a red light early on the morning of Dec. 29, 2007. Suddenly, an SUV traveling at ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles