Chapter 1: Institutional Pressures. How can a business influence news? Is news reporting a business or a service? What does the public have a right to know?. The cases in this chapter deal with the ethical dilemmas of internal and external pressures in the business world. Chapter 1 Cases.
The cases in this chapter deal with the ethical dilemmas of internal and external pressures in the business world.
What does the Potter Box tell us about Blair, The New York Times, and the scandal?
Daily Briefing – A database of articles related to the Jayson Blair scandal.
The Jayson Blair Project – How did he bamboozle The New York Times?
What Went Wrong? – Did the accusations of plagiarism effect the public’s view of the media?
The Scandal behind the Scandal – This article explores the aspect of affirmative action as it applies to the Jayson Blair case.
What should CNN have done with its information about the arrests, tortures and murders in Iraq?
Eason Jordan\'s Statement – The original statement CNN’s Baghdad affiliate made in The New York Times.
CNN\'s Iraqi Cover-Up – An opinion piece promoting honesty above all things.
CNN thrown out of Baghdad – The results of Jordan’s announcement.
Silence of the CNN Lambs – Did the suppression of information hurt people in the long run?
Covers of magazines owned by Time Warner devoted to projects funded by Time Warner.
Media Conglomeration: A Threat to Press Freedom? – This article discusses a company’s ability to be unbiased.
Media Consolidation – A history of the FCC’s stance on media giants and what mergers mean for small business.
Time Warner – The official company site includes a history and list of companies owned by Time Warner.
AOL/ Time Warner Merger – A database of articles relating to Time Warner.
Cars in the News – This article discusses other instances in which news magazines have gone too far in reporting vehicular safety.
Where NBC Went Wrong -This article lists reasons why such exposes are so common yet controversial.
Lawyer Frenzy - This article lists reasons why such exposes are so profitable for lawyers.
Video of Dateline’s Apology – The disgraced news magazine apologizes to General Motors and the public at large.
What are some examples where talking about an unpopular subject has bettered society?
Aristole’s Golden Mean
Profit Social responsibility
What the reader wants “spinach journalism”
Cheap, easy entertainment oblivious to reader
Wichita Eagle – read the newspaper involved in the case.
American Society of Newspaper Editors – newspaper code of ethics.
Knight-Ridder – This site contains information on the Knight-Ridder corporation.