Since discussions on such topics are open to public the questions regarding its ethicality are disputable. According to Kuypers (2002) “Controversial issues are news, and for news we look to the press." (p. 1). This essay aims to discuss the various issues and debates surrounding the coverage of controversial issues / news by the media. For the purpose of this study, the recent highly dramatic photo of a subway train bearing down on a man who was pushed off the platform, published by the New York Post on front page is used. The highly graphic depiction sparked widespread debates and criticisms condemning the unethical publication of the image, the misuse of the freedom of press, and insulting the dignity of humanity. Nature of controversy: On December 4, 2012 The New York Post published a photo on its front page, sensationally titled "Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die. DOOMED" (See Appendix Fig. 1) Immediate after the sensational publication of the disturbing image by the newspaper, wide-ranging debates and criticisms surrounding the ethics in photojournalism and dignity of humanity began pouring in from all quarters of the society. The criticisms mainly questioned the photographer's choice of action in the face of adversity. The intent of the photographer, R. Umar Abbasi was questioned raising serious concerns over the incident, particularly since he chose to capture and then sell the image to New York Post, rather than do the obvious – i.e. intervene and try to help the man. The inaction of the photographer highlighted his apparent apathy towards the victim, inviting severe criticisms concerning his lack of judgment and gross violation of human rights. The publication of the photo by the New York Post on the front page also called for debates and criticisms surrounding the blatant use of liberty of the press by the publication. The news journalists and photographers are bound by a strict code of ethics and good conduct which entails them to act prudently towards an individual or group and adhere to the standards of morality and principles normally attributed to and deserved by the humanity. According to the National Press Photographers Association's Code of Ethics: "Photographic and video and images can reveal great truths, expose wrongdoing and neglect, inspire hope and understanding and connect people around the globe through the language of visual understanding. Photographs can also cause great harm if they are callously intrusive or are manipulated" (NPPA (2012) Although the publication of the photo did not in any way violate the code of ethics, it however did cross the line of human dignity, especially considering that the graphic image was published on the front page. The photo was used since it was ‘newsworthy’, and such images / shocking news items are quick to catch the audience’s attention, as is apparent from the widespread reactions garnered overnight from all aspects of society including journalists and citizens alike. Soon after the publication of the photo by the New York Post, other newspapers and tabloids as well as the television media covered the incident with varied reactions on the issue. Most of the print and visual media condemned the publication of the graphic image but continued to cover the story as more and more videos and images captured by
Controversial issues in entertainment "Give me lust, baby Flash Give me malice. Flash Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism" Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters Introduction: Entertainment programming comprises of a major chunk of the mass media today…
While the world is aware of notions of liberalism, capitalism and free markets, not much attention has been paid to the ethical soundness of most of the business practices that are prevalent. A couple of decades ago, the lack of academic focus on ethics specially in business studies could be blamed.
The paper finds that there is a lot of support for induction for women with PROM with very little research support for expectant management as an option. This author found that a lot of the support for induction stems from one large major study conducted in 1996 and questions whether the evidence in the study is enough to influence women to go with an induction if they would prefer to wait for as long as possible for labour to start naturally.
Peters as a stand-up comedian has performed in many countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, New Zealand, Jordan and so on. However, his racist jokes on almost all racial identities including the white, the black, have made him a controversial comedian.
Currently in America abortion is legal and many people believe that it should remain legal including me. The people in favor of legalization are known as pro-choice activists, according to pro-choice activists it is the women's right whether or not to give birth to a child so it should be the choice of mother or sometimes father’s choice is also considered in case of abortion.
Journalism, as one of the professions, has also set of guidelines for better execution of the profession. In line with this, there are four fundamental ethics in journalism. These include “seek the truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently, and be accountable” (U.S.
at the American healthcare insurance protect only the interests of the greedy private insurance companies rather than the interests of the common people. The recent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule is also brought many controversies. This
Disney’s leadership manages the greatest global media company with the most respected visionaries around the world supporting the company (Janet 34).
The company focuses on generating best and creative content possible to foster
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