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by: Sarah Patterson
Sarah Patterson
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Intro into News Writing
Professor Psarras

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Date Created: 05/12/15
Sarah Patterson 32 15 Ethics Ethics Ethical behavior Every time I ve done something that doesn t feel right its ended up not being right Mario Cuomo The components The Law Tells us what we can and can t do not necessarily what we should or shouldn t do When we are confronted with a dilemma we are guided by two structures of human conduct Morality doctrine or system of ideas concerned with conduct Ideas handed down from generation to generation Deriving from or conforming to right ideals of human conduct Ethics the discipline dealing with what is good and bad or right and wrong or with a moral duty and obligation A group of moral principles or values The analysis evaluation and promotion of correct conduct Morality is about belief systems and the distinction between right and wrong good and bad Ethics is about our conduct Behavior v Instinct We weigh we balance we act or we don t act Im ortance of external standards People have widely divergent ideas of what is right and wrong They change over time Humans and ethical behavior We balance and weigh our possible actions Inner con ict What we want to do What we know we should do Con ict between what s good for us as opposed to what s good for someone else or society The greater good A key element of journalistic ethics is to minimize harm You must ask these questions Who will be hurt How many will be hurt Who will be helped How many will be helped 0000 Code of Ethics 1 9908991 Adhere to the journalistic values of honesty courage fairness balance independence credibility and diversity giving no priority to commercial or political over professional consideration Endeavor to get to the truth and declare it in our dispatches Treat our audience with due respect sensitivity statue Welcome fair and honest media competition Present diversity Recognize diversity Acknowledge a mistake when it occurs Observe transparency Distinguish between news material opinion and analysis to avoid snares of speculation and propaganda 10 Stand by colleagues and give them support when required Write a complete basic news story based on the following points and information Lead What is the story about Try stating the idea in one sentence of fewer than 25 words Statement of the problem or con ict What caused the action you describe in the lead Backup for the lead Provide details about how and why lmpact Was there any impact on the reader What is the signi cance of the story Background What background was relevant to the current action Attribution Make sure you tell the reader where or from whom you got the information Ending A good quote the nal action or the next step Who Utah State University officials and leaders of the Heterosexual Society What University officials won t permit the Heterosexual Society to be a registered campus group officers of the group object When Use yesterday for purposes of your story but name the day of the week Where At the university Why University officials say the group discriminates against gay and lesbian individuals who can t be full members How Lisa Norbury Kilian assistant dean of students said the university turned the group down because it refuses to admit gay and lesbian individuals as full members No registered campus group can discriminate on the basis of color handicap nationality race religion marital status or sexual orientation she said Signi cance Group officers say the decision violates their rights of free speech and freedom of association Backup information Put the following information in the order that you think makes sense Backes a senior from Ogden is a member of the Heterosexual Society She said she suspects the group already has a gay member but she said he is a plant from one of the two gay campus groups She said homosexuals can join the group s two lower levels of membership but to be promoted to the top two levels members must sign forms promising that they are straight Backes said the Heterosexual Society would bring in speakers sponsor a heterosexual pride week and have other activities quotto ght the misinformation on homosexuals and AIDSquot She insisted that the university decision violates her rights of free speech and freedom of association quotWe want to be a registered group because we have the right to be a registered groupquot Kilian said that giving special membership privileges and rank to only particular members of a group because of sexual orientation is against the university s policies Except for fraternities and sororities which are allowed to discriminate by gender no other group can exclude a particular group from its ranks


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