MCOM 257: A journalist’s ethical and legal responsibilities

What ethical issue is at the heart of each of these links?

For Tuesday, Read Ch. 15 of your textbook. Here’s your discussion questions:

  • What are a journalist’s legal responsibilities? Name and summarize the three legal issues discussed in the book. Be sure to list and define any legal defenses discussed.
  • What are a journalist’s ethical responsibilities? Name and summarize the six ethical issues discussed in the book. Be sure to state clearly what ethical guidelines a journalist should consider.

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