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ERIC Number: EJ865202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Forgive Me Now, Fire Me Later: Mass Communication Students' Ethics Gap Concerning School and Journalism
Conway, Mike; Groshek, Jacob
Communication Education, v58 n4 p461-482 Oct 2009
Survey data on mass communication students' perceptions of plagiarism and fabrication indicate an ethics gap in which students are more concerned about ethical breaches in journalism than in academics. Further analyses found that the ethics gap increases among students near graduation who had higher levels of concern and suggested harsher penalties for unethical journalistic behavior, as did students with experience in student media or internships, specifically journalistic ones. Results from the study reported here demonstrate that applied media experiences and coursework are crucial in developing future journalists' perceptions of fundamental ethical behavior. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A