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ERIC Number: ED310447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
What's Ethical and What's Not in Electronic Journalism: Perceptions of News Directors. Radio-Television Journalism.
Wulfemeyer, K. Tim
A study examined the perceptions about what is and is not ethical behavior in electronic journalism. Subjects, 220 television news directors and 66 radio news directors, responded to a 117-item survey of ethics in electronic journalism. Results indicated that the news directors identified: (1) 10 "acceptable" behaviors, including working a second job, entering journalistic contests, and going "undercover" for a story; (2) 20 "unacceptable" behaviors, including taking "freebies," doing commercials, paying for information, and doing public relations for profit-making companies; and (3) some "gray area" behaviors, including conducting ambush interviews, using hidden cameras and microphones, and holding stories when asked to do so by government officials. (Twenty-three notes and three tables of data are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A