Media Ethics: Journalist Burn Out

Online Journalists Burn Out Younger by Emily Atkin, Jackie Northacker, and Jenn Von Willer

Students of Howard Good’s fall 2010 Media Ethics class explore the ethics of online journalists’ commitment to immediacy and their financial obligation to page views. They discuss the effects on both journalists and consumers using the Bok Model and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.  In an age when headlines, keywords and page views determine livelihood, can the public trust the credibility and quality of online journalists? Who does this really effect?

Fall 2010 Media Ethics Class

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Media Ethics: Internet Info Tracking

Thu Feb 10 , 2011
Ethical Analysis of Information Tracking on the Internet by Jon Cappetta, Marietta Cerami, Brianna McDonald and Annie Yu. These four students from Howard Good’s fall 2010 Media Ethics class argue that tracking information on the Internet is unethical.  Personal consumer information compiled from weeks or months of one’s personal search data can be monitored by advertisers and hackers. The […]