Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ethics in television news

This media project is on the ethics behind both national and small TV stations around the country.

by Keara Vickers and Taylor Evans

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shark Tank of Advertising

Ethics within advertising presents a stage for truth, yet also opens the door for exploitation. Jennifer Bak, an OU junior, discusses her work and the importance of expressing factual information in advertising.

by Michelle Doe and Lily Ross

Friday, November 13, 2009

What about ethics and social media?

Social media ethics is a new topic for conversation. The following video examines new questions to ponder over ethics in online journalism.

by Irma Omerhodzic and Liz Emley

OUtstanding Ethics

Ohio University Professor Ellen Gerl, adviser of Southeast Ohio Magazine, gave examples of articles showing the two types of journalistic ethics.

In 2006, reporters for the SEO wrote an article on a Mexican immigrant. Ethical questions were raised when publishing this article because reporters wanted a good story, but the story was not meant to hurt or endanger anyone.

In 2008, a story was written about juvenile sex offenders. This story posed ethical questions with how to obtain the information needed for the article. Producing a good article was important, but respecting the emotions and feelings of those in the article were important as well.

Kyle Grantham, director of photography at The Post, also speaks on ethical issues.

Through interviews and experimental field reporting the two types of journalistic ethics are portrayed in a new light.

by Aaron Diebold and Katie Mefferd

Funny Walks the Line

A student organization on Ohio University's campus is accused by some as racist. Because there was no hateful intention behind the act, a question of ethics arises.

by Brian Grady and Pat Holmes

Post editor Ashley Lutz discusses unique ethical challenges

In this interview, journalism major and editor of The Post Ashley Lutz told us a little bit about the ethics and her work at The Post.

by Dani Parker and Kate Slanker

Drawing the line in photo manipulation

Photo manipulation is easily accessible with new technology, but not everyone finds it ethical.

by Addie Von Den Benken and Kelsey Grau

Truth or puffery: do adverts cross the line?

“Anything you can do I can do better.” This classic line from Annie Get Your Gun describes an advertising method with questionable ethics called Puffery.

This is an example of how puffery compares to truthful advertising in our very own Athens, Ohio.

by Hillary Johns and Taylor Pool

To Post or not to Post

The JFreshman Newsroom evaluates the ethics behind the presence of Post photographers while emergency workers attempt to talk down a suicidal man in Baker Center. Although photographers are legally allowed at the scene, they could ultimately effect the work of the Police as well as the people involved in the event.

Interviews include the Chief photographer of the Post, Kyle Grantham, and the Chief of Police, Andrew Powers.

by Sienna Tomko & Heather Bartman