[SOLUTION] Media Chapter
Read Chapter 4 of MEDIA ETHICS (Controversy and Ethics)- Answer another 3 of the “You Decide” bullet point questions on page 96 regarding The NRA and Gun Ethusiasts. Is the controversial subject of suicide enough ammunition to cancel a show? How do you feel about checkbook journalism? Is it ethical to pay for a story even if everyone is doing it? Or has the stigma passed with organizations like TMZ readily admitting that sources are paid because they deserve to get paid? What about vigilante justice where people take the law into their own hands? How do you feel about ambush journalism, here defined as setting up an individual, much like the unsuspecting crush in the Jenny Jones case, to be attacked or surprised. The ambushes are usually carefully orchestrated in a green room situation where a producer will goad a participant to come out swinging at another guest who has similarly been geared up to expect one thing, finding out too late that something entirely different was in the offing. What are your feelings about the ethical implications of ambush journalism filled with gotcha questions? Do you think the Republican candidates for president had a valid claim that commentators on MSNBC asked gotcha questions in 2015? Are such shows serving up cautionary tales designed to inform viewers or are they simply attempts to get ratings? Using the *E*T*H*I*C*S
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