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Comm 409 Exam 2
Terms in this set (43)
There is a high value on...
privacy and trust
Do we live in an age of privacy today?
In the media the question that we have is...
privacy vs. the publics right to know
Doctor Foster Case study
doctor at OSU accused of rape by receptionist, ends up killing himself, receptionist gives birth to child and it is of color, comes out that she lied about the rape because her father was racist
Out of The Shadows Video
Players-Marv Albert and women accusing Albert (her name shielded from media)
Winstem Salem Journal-- uses level playing field
Losers-Joyce Lusher and family
Winners- newspaper because they sold more papers than ever that day
Ethics used by WSJ- Duty based ethics
What is level playing field?
printing both the accused and accusers name in media
In the eyes of the media you are...
guilty until proven inncoent
How many sources must you have?
two liable sources
Birth Mothers video
players- adopted children and birth mothers (Cindy-- name used to protect mother being interviewed)
What are the issues surrounding the question of privacy and birth mothers?
Revealing identity to adopted child would put life in danger, believes unsealing adoption records could be a death sentence for her, she was a victim of violent sexual assault
1. Why did Rikki's biological mother suddenly end reunion plans with Rikki?
Wasn't sure she could handle it at the start, Rikki asked to have contact with her father and that upset "Cindy", feared if Rikki found him then it would lead to him finding her, felt Rikki didn't understand how dangerous the situation was, feared her safety and security so she severed further contact with Rikki
1. Who are the major players?
Part 2 of birth mother video
Lisa Franklin—wanted to learn about her biological roots, believes its their god given right to know where you come from
Virginia Snyder—Private investigator
1. Which state allows for adoptees to find their biological parents even if parents wish to remain anonymous?
Oregon—mothers have no constitutional right to privacy
the right to be left alone of to control unwanted publicity about one's personal affairs
privacy produces a mechanism by which we can control our...
social media raises privacy concerns with
Four torts of privacy
1. intrusion 2. publicity of embarrassing private facts 3. publicity of information that places somebody in a false light 4. appropriation
Names of people that created privacy as a legal concept in 1890
Warren and Brandeis
privacy serves a shield against
power of the government
privacy is a value that lives...
at the heart of a liberal democracy
while level playing field is important...
we do not report the names of rape victims
what percent of reported rapes are false?
when reporting suicides...
we do report the names of public figures or when it occurs in a public view
a type of editorial bias in which news stories are over-hyped to increase viewership
journalism that can be defined as a very large group of news media reporters and producers camping out, setting up cameras and not leaving the area, as they each try to get the story first
Jewell Case Study
the news media reported on Jewell before he was ever even formally charged... was only reported as a suspect
the media was a conduit of...
The news media reporting Jewell as the bomber subscribes to which ethical dilemma?
Two polls were conducted and there was a strong opinion that the news...
SHOULD NOT have reported Jewells name and they were not treating him fairly
"we in the media don't deal with the truth, we deal in facts."
if you're on a public sidewalk and the other is private property...
public sidewalk can do whatever you want
Hilda Bridges Case Study
30 year old woman is taken by hostage with her two young children by crazy estranged husband, he locks them in motel room and makes them undress, eventually police are called and they show up and rescue Bridges and children, Bridges is photographed completely nude when being rescued and people use the photo
Who is Fred Phelps?
used to be leading diversity lawyer in America from Kansas, then started showing up to soldier;s funerals with signs saying "God hates fags" and "Thank god for dead soldiers"
when it comes to free speech and the first amendment...
the content of the speech, and whether or not we find it hateful, vile and abhorrent, is irrelevant-- U.S. supreme court
What happens when rape victims do come forward?
1. loss of privacy 2. rape is questioned as if it never happened 3. loss of empathy toward rape victim 4. many times rape victim is accused of lying or not remembering incident as it happened
A Rutgers student who killed himself after his roommate video taped him kissing another man
The Ray Rice Elevator Video
What is the common thread in pulitzer prize photos?
Economic pressures come from 3 main sources
1. financial supporters--investors, advertisers, clients, subscribers, and customers 2. competition 3. the public at large -- what people that consume your media think of you
the media, unlike most other businesses that acquire directly from the consumer, acquire profits....
indirectly through advertising
Advertising gives the mass media...
financial independence from the government and other political interests
Radio Station imagine case study
anti-trust laws keep this from happening
most important element in journalism?
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