Monday, 15 July 2013

Journalistic Ethical Dilemmas


Three Most Important Ethical Dilemmas Journalists

Hello,my name is Arjun I am doing a podcast about the ethical dilemmas that journalists face. Firstly,I will be talking about plagiarism. What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is basically the act of using others' work without permission and then giving an impression that it was done by yourself. I think most people would agree that this is wrong and unfair to the person who actually did it. I feel that it is necessary to acknowledge the sources that you use in your work. We should avoid plagiarism as it can get you in trouble and there will be dire consequences. For example,if you forget to cite your sources in your science research paper,you will be awarded a zero and disciplinary action will take place. Next,I will be sharing my views about invasion of privacy. Invasion of privacy basically is the intrusion into the personal life of  another without permission. The newsworthy information obtained is then publicly disclosed which may damage the reputation and status of the victim. The victim is allowed Invasion of privacy is as simple as reading your friend's personal emails and text messages and then spreading them to your other friends. Imagine how your friend will feel about you after you betrayed her trust. I feel that it is important to have a healthy relationship with everybody you know. Finally,I feel that the journalist should not be biased. Being a biased writer will lead to misunderstandings on the issue you write about. As a writer,you should write an article without stating your opinions. You should also be careful with your choice of words about the concerned parties. Never accuse anyone of doing something if it has not been proved. Don't try to convince the readers that your opinions are definitely true. For example, a writer who accuses somebody of murder before trial at court. The writer is feeding viewers false information just because he is biased  towards the other suspect. Hence, a writer should always be careful when writing about sensitive issues.


  1. The podcast is loud, clear and fluent, with enough pauses to make the message convincing to the audience

  2. Great work for the detail in explanation, but you could add/elaborate more examples.