Today we will:
- take a walk through ancient philosophy and learn how Socrates, Hammurabi, Mohammed and Matthew can boost your grade in this class.
- discuss four ethical theories
- talk about how these theories apply to journalism
- discuss the teams for Debate 1
This class should give you a backbone for how to approach scenarios in this class. If you miss this class, you should see me AND talk to a classmate about what was covered.
Take notes. Ask questions.
CORE ETHICAL VALUES OF JOURNALISM
- respecting confidentiality
- right to privacy
- fostering fairness
- minimizing harm
- avoiding conflicts of interest
- fulfilling journalist’s responsibility to inform the public about relevant information even when it is unpopular to do so.
Philosophers who can help you
Read for Sept 11:
American Journalism Review: Why top editors publish what is secret — http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=4185
NYT –Explanation for publishing banking records http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/01/opinion/01keller.html?_r=1&ex=1309406400&en=2ed55afc4e52e771&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
Read for Sept 13: