About this Blog"Ethics in the News" provides a forum for students to compare and comment on media ethics reporting from various news sources. It seeks to critically evaluate events and their coverage as it explores ethical issues and concepts.
Monthly Archives: September 2014
When Super Bowl champion running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and had his contract terminated by the Baltimore Ravens for ‘domestic violence,” it created a domino effect of domestic violence cases amongst NFL players to begin … Continue reading
In the midst of recent ISIS hostage events, some American businesses are having to tread lightly. This week, Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, made headlines when it chose to remove certain props from its annual Howl-O-Scream Halloween event. Following the horrific ISIS hostage … Continue reading
Anonymous media outlets have been in the radar for quite some time. Weather it be an app like Whisper or Secret or a website life Ask.fm they have all gone under the scrutiny of ethical controversies cause of bullying comments. … Continue reading
A controversy has found its way into Urban Outfitters’ store once more. A sweatshirt emblazoned with “Kent University” appears to be a faded pink, but on closer inspection it has what looks like blood splatter across its chest. In 1970, … Continue reading
Video and images of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, who were both beheaded by the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, were broadcasted by many media platforms recently. However, The Washington Times reported that one the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics (to … Continue reading