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.

Confronting Others’ Violations : The Case of the Manipulated Photo

Confronting Others’ Violations : The Case of the Manipulated Photo

Confronting Others’ Violations: The Case of the Manipulated Photo
Donica Mensing

Being mindful of your own ethical behavior is generally a full-time job. But what do you do when you encounter what appears to be unethical behavior by others? What responsibility do you have to confront or report other people’s unethical actions?

A recent photojournalism graduate had to reason his way through these questions when he saw a professional freelance photographer manipulate photos of a major sporting event and then upload those photos for publication by a wire service. The young photojournalist had to decide whether he had a responsibility to report the violation of professional standards and, if so, when and how.

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