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DAP Final Presentation

Discussing journalism ethics.

Allana Wooley

on 25 April 2010

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Transcript of DAP Final Presentation

Why Ethics? About DAP. Attention Getters. Video. Solution. Independent Study Program. Self-discovery. Toni Blackington. Halfway presentation. Negativity. Jayson Blair Reuters News Agency Stephen Glass No limits. Nodar Kumaritashvili. Sanford divorce. Columbia's Graduate
School of Journalism. Photojournalists. The Washington Post. In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out.
It is more elegant to pontificate
than to sweat.
-Harold Evans What I know now. 2006 Photo fraud. Hezbollah propaganda. Civil War in Lebanon. Why necessary. There are no countries, competitive in a world market, that lack a strong news sector, except communist and totalitarianistic governments.
If people stop trusting true news, and start relying on sources such as blogs and rags, they will lose touch with many world news events and concerns, creating a society that does not know enough of world problems to work on fixing them-and a complacent society is a dangerous society.
The government loses its accountability to the public, as what is really happening stops being widely circulated, contributing to the rampant spread of rumors and misinformation, which could easily result in riots, protests, or even erroneous acceptance. The checks and balances between citizens and political leaders could potentially dissapear. Newspapers' responsibility. Public responsibility. Be careful.
Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine.
Your life can get out of balance.
-Dan Rather I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
-Tom Stoppard Product. 60 Minute Audi Scandal. Whatever Happened to Ethics in Journalism?
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