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.

Identifying Suspects : The Case of the Waco Shooting

Identifying Suspects : The Case of the Waco Shooting

Identifying Suspects: The Case of the Waco Shooting
Ray Niekamp

The most basic tenet of journalism is to seek the truth and report it. While that sounds easy, in practice it often is not. When nine people were killed in a gunfight, local media were under pressure to report the names of the victims—but one young reporter felt it would be better to wait.

The Situation: Motorcycle Gangs, Police with Guns and a Shootout

Sunday, May 17, 2015, was a bright, sunny day in Waco, Texas. At the Twin Peaks restaurant in a shopping center on the south side of the city, the staff was preparing for a gathering of motorcyclists who were in town ...

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