MPJO-500 Ethics in Journalism
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
MPS Journalism Faculty
Ethics in journalism is not a list of DOs and DON’Ts tacked above your desk that you refer to when someone hands you stolen documents. Ethics in journalism is a series of decisions you make constantly, every day, in the routine exercise of you work. How many sources are enough for this story? What are the implications of referring to “campaign cash” instead of “campaign donations”? How much of the defendant’s quote should I use? This class is therefore intended to explore the myriad grey areas that dominate the way journalists work and live, the blurry lines that divide right from wrong, or, more accurately, divide “probably should” from “probably shouldn’t.”

The goal of the class is to help you understand the ethical implications of the choices journalists make, to empower you to navigate the ethical minefield of attempting every day to explain to the world the activities of other people.

This course is required for all MPS Journalism students, and must be completed by the second semester in the program. Students must earn a B (3.00) or higher in order to satisfy graduation requirements.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Sections:

MPJO-500-01 Ethics in Journalism
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Summer for 2018
No faculty information available
It’s often said that journalists are the eyes and ears for a public that can’t be everywhere at once. That role comes with responsibilities for delivering the news accurately and fairly. And it comes with pressures, in the ever-changing media environment, to get the story first. Sometimes, those two collide.

Journalists are confronted with ethical dilemmas on a routine basis. But there’s no black-and-white answer for many of them. This class is therefore intended to explore the myriad gray areas that dominate the way journalists work and live, the blurry lines that divide right from wrong, or, more accurately, divide “probably should” from “probably shouldn’t.” And, it will examine why ethical journalists sometimes come down on opposite sides of an issue.

The class is designed to help you understand the ethical implications of the choices journalists make, to empower you to navigate the ethical minefield of attempting every day to explain to the world the activities of other people.

This course is required for all MPS Journalism students, and must be completed by the second semester in the program. Students must earn a B (3.00) or higher in order to satisfy graduation requirements.
The goal of the class is to help you understand the ethical implications of the choices journalists make, to empower you to navigate the ethical minefield of attempting every day to explain to the world the activities of other people.

This course is required for all MPS Journalism students, and must be completed by the second semester in the program. Students must earn a B (3.00) or higher in order to satisfy graduation requirements.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
MPJO-500-02 Ethics in Journalism
Fall for 2017-2018
No faculty information available
It’s often said that journalists are the eyes and ears for a public that can’t be everywhere at once. That role comes with responsibilities for delivering the news accurately and fairly. And it comes with pressures, in the ever-changing media environment, to get the story first. Sometimes, those two collide.

Journalists are confronted with ethical dilemmas on a routine basis. But there’s no black-and-white answer for many of them. This class is therefore intended to explore the myriad gray areas that dominate the way journalists work and live, the blurry lines that divide right from wrong, or, more accurately, divide “probably should” from “probably shouldn’t.” And, it will examine why ethical journalists sometimes come down on opposite sides of an issue.

The class is designed to help you understand the ethical implications of the choices journalists make, to empower you to navigate the ethical minefield of attempting every day to explain to the world the activities of other people.

This course is required for all MPS Journalism students, and must be completed by the second semester in the program. Students must earn a B (3.00) or higher in order to satisfy graduation requirements.
The goal of the class is to help you understand the ethical implications of the choices journalists make, to empower you to navigate the ethical minefield of attempting every day to explain to the world the activities of other people.

This course is required for all MPS Journalism students, and must be completed by the second semester in the program. Students must earn a B (3.00) or higher in order to satisfy graduation requirements.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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