In the article, "The Dark Side of Web Fame" by Jessica Bennett, posted online at http://www.newsweek.com/dark-side-web-fame-93505 and published on February 21, 2008, the author recounts multiple stories of when the power of the internet had not benefitted people, but had actually harmed their reputation. Bennett starts the essay by giving an example of a high school boy who made an unfortunately embarrassing video, that was never meant to be published. Sadly, another student found the video and released it online, where the video became a viral sensation and the teen was humiliated not only on a local level, but a global level too. Throughout the article Bennett gives other examples to show the reader that people, using the tool of the
As society advances and the opinions of the general public change several press outlets work to stay up to date with the changing times. However, in an attempt to stay modernized journalists often times sacrifice their integrity to stay favorable in the public eye. These degrading actions, often times sacrifice the true news for more appealing news. Clare Boothe Luce, American journalist and politician, gives a controversial speech to the Women’s National Press Club condemning her female audience. Moreover, as a female addressing an audience of women she is able to give her true opinion and is able to honestly critique her colleagues. She persuades her audience by preparing them for the criticism by reiterating that she is the guest, by praising journalism, and by logically providing reasoning that the journalistic view must change for the good of the general public.
It was perplexing time for The New York Times; a chapter, in their long-run, of fabrications that are now consider fabulists and egregious plagiarism. Hard News by Seth Mnookin, recounts the time a narcissistic and pedantic executive editor, named Howell Raines took took charged of the steering-wheel of one of the most reliable and prominent newspapers in the nation. It is described how Raines and other high-profiled and important figures for the paper, such as managing editor Gerald M. Boyd, dealt with the Jayson Blair’s scandal. The Jayson Blair scandal is about the terrible repercussions when plagiarism and fabulism is committed by a reporter. It not only tarnishes the reporter’s reputation but the newspaper’s transparency as a whole. I
Trust in media has been a very concerning topic for the modern area. It is quiet common for media to be construed and twisted to manipulate the viewer’s opinion. It doesn’t take much to change the headline of an article to convey completely different meanings or standpoints. One issue in particular, which seems to be one of the most common, is plagiarism. Plagiarism can be very tempting to certain individuals considering how readily available and seemingly limitless virtual text that can be accessed. One case I want to discuss is the one of Benny Johnson, a fairly well known politics editor who started making unethical decisions in 2015 while working for BuzzFeed. According to Poynter, Johnson was accused of 41 examples of plagiarism. We
Moving aside from the question of whether technology changes the view on ethics in journalism, it’s important to look on the opposite side of the spectrum—the court itself. Jonathan Entin does just that in his article Being the Government Means (Almost) Never Having to Say You’re Sorry. Entin puts a different (and slightly more unknown) perspective on how the law feels about the Sheppard V. Maxwell case by giving insight on the prosecutor’s point of view. Entin explains in detail, “The prosecutor’s theory of the case was straightforward: Sam Sheppard,… whose wife was frustrated by his infidelity, argued with Marilyn in their bedroom, beat her to death… and invented a tale of a bushy-haired intruder who slugged him unconscious… After killing his wife, Sam called his brother Steve to help him fix up
Social media never forgets and can be unforgiving. It does not matter if the situation involves celebrities, athletes, or international corporations, no one is immune from the court of public
In today’s day and age, mass media has completely changed the way in which we consume news. The truthfulness of the millions of blogs and web pages makes it hard to trust what is true and what is not. Newspapers are often an overlooked form of news, which is surprising considering that it is a accurate, curated source of media. What sets newspapers apart from all the countless blogs and web pages is the set of ethics that the reporters and editors are required to follow. In State of Play Cal McCaffrey, a reporter for the Washington Globe, did not act in accordance to the code of ethics. McCaffrey knowingly broke the law whilst trespassing, clearly knew McCaffrey had a conflict of interest, and unethically recorded someone while falsely promising anonymity.
When Jimmy Quatermain pursues a libel claim, he will have to prove defamatory content, falsity, fault, identification and publication on my behalf. The claim made on Quatermain puts his job and reputation at stake. What I wrote on the blog accused Quatermain, the baseball team and the University of all practicing bad habits. Concerning defamatory content, the judge will review the statement in context of the entire article or story and decide if it is a matter of law (libel per se because accusations were made). Afterward if the judge thinks the meaning of the language is unclear and is considered defamatory then factfinder, which is typically a jury or a judge, is
The job of a journalist has always been highly scrutinized. For years, the question of what and how a journalist should deliver information has been analyzed. However, despite the many theories, it has always been a clear consensus that journalists have an obligation to truth above all. However, there are many cases where a journalist may not know how far to go in order to deliver that truth. Of course, a journalist must always operate within legal limits, however, again some cases have blurred lines. A case that demonstrates these blurred lines between the legal and illegal, as well as the need to deliver truth, is a case between the Rolling Stone and their use of illegal music links.
This case involves five employees from a nonprofit organization. One of the employees named Lydia Cruz-Moore complicated to another coworker named Marianna Cole-Rivera via text message about contacting an agency executive director about the fact that she is doing more than anyone else at the organization. After Cole-Rivera replied to Cruz-Moore text message she then went onto her Facebook and asked other coworkers to comment their thoughts about Cole-Rivera’s criticism about their work and added that she “about had it” (O'Brien, C. N. 2013).
The book, “So You've Been Publicly Shamed” written by Jon Ronson, commences by disclosing his own experience with identity theft on social media. His story involves three educated men, who have taken over his identity by creating a twitter account. The men are careless and unashamed of their actions. Therefore, Ronson decides to meet with the three gentlemen to discuss shutting down the account. As they talked, Ronson is simultaneously recording them and realizes that the men lack empathy for his concerns and Ron’s portrayal on social media. Moreover, Ronson decides to post the video on Youtube, and later receives an abundant of supporting comments on the incident. Eventually, the account is shutdown and proves how publicly shaming someone
However, regardless of whether the print industry actually is dying or not, a publisher is responsible, both legally and ethically, for every manuscript they put onto our shelves. This essay argues that publishers need to make fact checking part of the standard publishing procedure to uphold their legal and ethical responsibilities to the public. Forbidden Lies by Norma Khouri will be used as a case study throughout the essay. First, this essay will give a brief overview of the Norma Khouri hoax, then move on to discuss why fact checking is not commonplace in the book publishing industry. Next, it will assess where the legal and ethical responsibilities lie — with the author or publisher. After this, it will examine the financial repercussions and damage to a publisher 's reputation after the publication of a literary hoax. Then, it will begin to examine the ethical damage literary hoaxes cause to the readers who are
Apple Harvest is a painting created by a French artist named Camille Pissarro in 1888. The artwork is derived from the European culture focusing on the style of neo-impressionism or pointillism. The painting is made with the use of oil on canvas and currently located inside the Dallas Museum of Art in second floor in the section of European art. It depicts a lively image of farmers engaging in their daily activities where they are picking apples on a sunny day. The background of the landscape consists of a huge ranch with additional apple trees that gives a vibration of harvesting season. Similarly, it is a form of a representational artwork portraying physical labor by the farmers during that period. Camille Pissarro seemed to support the farmers of low social status and believed in hard work as some of his artworks are the representations of lives of these social groups (Dallas Museum of Art 2017). In the painting “Apple Harvest”, he tries to picture working peasants in an apple farm in the French Countryside (Dallas Museum of Art 2017). This paper is an integration of the analysis of formal elements and principles relevant to the art work “Apple Harvest” and my experience of observation of this piece of art at the Dallas Museum of Art including a reflection upon the visit.
Sam Superstar, a reported for Anytown Times wrote an article called, “Dewey Love says yes to Drugs and No to Child Support”, based on some information provided by an old High School friend. Although, he never verified the information, he still proceeded to publish the article. This caused him to face possible consequences.