Ethics Case Study
eview the case histories available from the Society of Professional Journalists available at http://www.spj.org/ethicscasestudies.asp
Choose one case that you feel is especially relevant in terms of issues that matter to you or that you feel require careful thought and attention by communicators. Prepare a 2-page analysis of the case and answer the following questions:
⊛ What is the case? Offer a brief summary of the case and key points.
⊛ Explain why this case caught your attention.
⊛ What ethical dilemmas were inherent in the case that pertain to mass communication?
⊛ Do you think that this is an important issue for modern communicators?
⊛ Does the power of the digital age affect how this case might unfold in a digital era?
A Guide to General Ethical Principles