Unethical Ethics And Professional Responsibility Essay
Upon reading chapter 12 on ethics and professional responsibility in our course textbook, I noticed that journalists are likely to be portrayed as “shady characters who bend the rules and even break a few laws to get the story”. What the public doesn’t perceive is that journalists are more ethical than they think, largely in part because we are forced to make tough calls every day and rely on in-house codes of ethics to deal with these dilemmas. An American study concluded that “Thinking like a journalist involves reflection, done at the level that in most instances equals or exceeds members of other professions.”
Kathy English, the Toronto Star’s Public Editor and Fiona Conway, CBC’s News Executive Director of Programming have expertise that further help prove my argument.
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