Media Musings Blog Archive Flogging a Dead Horse
Crampon nike mercurial junior chaussure de foot stabilisé nike i was having breakfast while watching TV just a few days ago only to come across a promo of Today Tonight angle to the Jill Meagher coverage.
It basically was about how there has been an increase of women signing up for martial arts/self defence/the general kick butt movement kind of classes in wake of the Jill Meagher case.
And my immediate thoughts were: it enough? Does the media really need to beat all the possible stories out of this poor woman death? They seem to be grasping at straws here to get the public attention. believe there comes a point in a news story where enough is enough. The victim body has been found, the accused is now in custody it time to let the dust settle.
What has happened here is because Adrian Bayley has been arrested it has become a period of subjudice (the case is pending) and journalists SHOULD start scaling back coverage of the crime to the bare facts.
And because of this journalists kind of have nothing to do now. They can no longer write about the case, so they find a new angle.
One that is utterly (in my opinion) useless.
And they do it again tastefully by flying journalists all the way to Ireland to get the angle of do the Irish think? family says a few words Watch video here.
Journalism shouldn be about juicing every last drop of a news worthy story. Sure, it might get you ratings as your new angle is related to a topic but preying on the public emotions of fear/sympathy is not ethical.
This isn something new. It has happened time and chaussure de foot stabilisé nike again and it degrades the public opinion of journalists. Journalists need to know when to stop. They need to know when they should respect the grief and privacy of victims and their families.
But these are all An ideal. As much as journalism is about revealing truths/information to the public it naive to think that many journalists won think twice to nab a story/ to increase circulation by including all the gory details.
Journalism lives in the grey. It is subjective. It varies from journalist to journalist and it comes with the territory.
I have never been part of the real world of journalism and I am aware it makes it easier for me to pass judgement on stunts pulled by real journalists. It will be hard to say when I do join the ranks whether I will chose the should or I won chose the should. So for now. I will sit on the high horse and observe it get flogged.
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Posted under: Media ethics
Dated: Oct 12 2012
It always a tricky balance to strike when there is so much ongoing interest in the story, would you be doing your readers a disservice by not covering every possible angle? It the classic interest v public debate.
This is a well written and well structured post with a good conversational tone.
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