ERIC Number: ED260424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Ethics. 1983 APME Report.
Associated Press Managing Editors.
Dealing with a variety of issues related to media ethics and press responsibility, this report presents 12 essays on editorial policy and reporters' responsibility. The essays discuss the following: (1) a reporter who posed as a jail officer to gain entry into a prison to interview an inmate, (2) a journalism professor's opinion as to the ethics of the above-mentioned tactic, (3) a newspaper editor's opinion as to the ethics of the above-mentioned tactic, (4) the right to know versus the right of privacy in reporting the names of violent crime victims, (5) a survey indicating that editors are observing some considerations of privacy in reporting violent crimes, (6) a multiple choice test in which the reader may decide editorial policy on stories that may infringe on the subject's right of privacy, (7) the conflict of interest issue of a reporter elected to the local school board, (8) the ethics of journalists at an economic summit consuming free food and drink supplied by private companies and trade associations, (9) the right of editors to limit reporters' outside activities to avoid conflicts of interest, (10) a survey of the codes of ethics observed by campus newspapers, (11) a survey on the use of unnamed sources in news stories, and (12) reporters' responsibility in reporting or preventing a crime in progress. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Associated Press Managing Editors.