The New York Times and Jayson Blair (A) “All the News That’s Fit to Print”?

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The New York Times built its legacy around characteristics that did not represent the status quo nor did it follow the traditional steps in reporting news to the public. Instead of putting emphasis on reporting corruption, scandal, and extreme political views, it put importance in reporting the factual representation of events and limited both personal views and expressions (Smeraglinolo, Wehmer, & O’Rourke, 2007). The New York Times set guidelines to ensure its readers were getting the accurate details of its reporting. O’Rourke (2010) states “Genuine moral standards transcend the interests of just one or a few people. They involve doing things for the greater good of society or people at large” (p.65). The New York Times was able…show more content…
The failure in recognizing the ethical dilemmas took away their moral judgment and promoted unwanted circumstances to occur (O’Rourke, 2010). Recommendation It is idea for The New York Times’ Vice President of Communications, Catherine Mathis, to carry out the communication channels, as previously operated. This will enable her to reach employees more effectively than making significant changes. O’Rourke (2010) states “Many companies rely on particular cultures to move day-to-day information through the organization, and to succeed in such a business, you must adapt to the existing culture rather than try to change it or ask it to adapt to you” (p.31). The recommendation is to continue communicating through both informal and formal channels, such as mandatory meetings, company letters, and newspapers. 1. Mandatory meetings will provide the employees with a face-to-face approach to resolving those problems at hand. It allows managers to be more accessible as it provides both employee and manager with an opportunity to talk and listen to each other’s complaints and ideas (O’Rourke, 2010). 2. A company letter will provide outside sources that were directly impacted by the event, with a sincere apology and an explanation of the circumstances surrounding the incident. O’Rourke states “Business letters, unlike memos, are primarily external

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