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.

Friend of the Victim : The Case of the Murdered Student

Friend of the Victim : The Case of the Murdered Student

Friend of the Victim: The Case of the Murdered Student
Lois A. Boynton Adam Rhew

Before dawn on a March morning, a body was found lying in the street in a university town. The young woman, it turned out, was the university’s student body president, and she had been shot. Media descended upon the town to cover this apparently random act of violence. Also covering the tragedy were student journalists, including at least one who knew the victim.

It’s difficult to cover any murder, with constant deadlines, devastated friends and family, and ever-changing information from sources that may or may not be reliable. In this case, the novice reporter ...

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