Exam 2 Study Guide
Exam 2 Study Guide COM 440
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Exam II Review All the concepts below have been discussed in textbook chapters 2 3 4 5 8 and the associated readings in ANGEL Implications of Plato s allegory of the cave for the notion of truth in media ethics 20th century pragmatists and the notion of truth Herbert Gans and the paraideology of the media 0 News is reformist All news stories re ect 6 cultural values that help shape which stories were printed Ethnocentrism Altruistic democracy Responsible capitalism Individualism An emphasis on need formaintenance of social order 6 leadership U IIPOONH Sisela Bok and the differences between truth and truthfulness Explain Christiane Amanpour s notion of objectivity Thomas Hobbes concept of loyalty God does not have to be focus of loyalty The Leviathan Loyalty is a social act Agreement allows people to form a quotsocial contract that is basis of political society 0 People can have more than one loyalty at a time might be forced to choose among them Loyalty has limits Loyalty to selfpreservation is higher than loyalty to ruler What are the problems with having loyalty as a single ethical guide 1 Loyalty not fully understoodcan result in bias or prejudice 2 Few people maintain a single loyalty If loyaltyguiding ethical principlewe need to develop way to help distinguish among competing loyalties 3 In mass society concept of faceto face loyalty lost much of its power 4 Is it ethical to be loyal to an unethical cause ie racism gender discrimination Discuss William F May s concept of the four loyalties 1 Loyalties arising from shared humanity a Respect honesty promote common good 2 Loyalties arising from professional practice a Understand audience avoid power abuse uphold virtuous ideals 3 Loyalties arising from employment a Keep promises operate win framework of the law extend due process promote compassionate professional relationships policies build a community of ethnic gender socioeconomic diversity promote right 9 all to be heard 4 Loyalties arising from the media s role in public life a Poster open discussiondebate serve as voice for voiceless mirror of society truth is required Discuss the four steps of the Potter Box Incorporate loyalties into reasoning process Potter views loyalty as social commitment 1 Understanding the facts of the case 2 Outlining values a Values willing to give up other things for it b Be honest about what you value in the Potter Box 3 Application of philosophical principles a Have to apply more than one ethical principle decide ultimate loyalty 4 Articulation of loyalties a Decide whether loyalties are in con ict FACTS LOYALTIES VALUES PRINCIPLES Explain Louis W Hodges model of the circles of intimacy in relation to media ethics and privacy Differences between the right to know need to know and want to know 0 light to know legal term not ethical Journalists have legal right to same info other public people can getbut ethical issues can arise need to know philosophy journalist responsibility most ethically compelling argument bc you need to establish a case for making known info that others wish to keep private bringing private info to light is still the most ethical act 0 want to know least ethically compelling have no right to the info Explain the stimulusresponse model in relation to the concept of persuasion in media ethics Explain the TARES test of ethical persuasion Determining ethical worthiness of persuasive message 0 T truthfulness o Are the ad claims truthful A authenticity o Is the claim an authentic one 0 Do the right thing wthe right attitude sincerity 0 Disclosure who is pro ting R respect 0 Does the ad treat the receiver w respect 0 Respect for consumer not a bunch of scare tactics 0 E equity o Is there equity bt the sender and the receiver 0 Free people are foundation of ethical choice and access to info equalizes an individual s ability to participate in the marketplace of ideas 0 S o Is the ad socially responsible Explain the Post Toasties Test
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