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.

You Sent Me What?! : The Case of Sexual Harassment at an Internship

You Sent Me What?! : The Case of Sexual Harassment at an Internship

You Sent Me What?!: The Case of Sexual Harassment at an Internship
Kelly Scott Raisley

Internships in the “real world” make college lectures and assignments come to life. Third-year public relations students Breanne Jackson and Sydney Hulse were eager to put their new PR skills to use at their internships with a sports team during spring semester 2015. The two students from Colorado were excited to gain experience and network to kick-start their careers. Both were taken by surprise when their experiences taught them more about workplace harassment than crafting press releases and planning promotional activities.

The Situation: Questionable Requests from a Supervisor

Jackson and Hulse were both offered internship positions ...

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