Notes -22nd September on Journalism Ethics

Overview on semester 1 tasks 

An essay that will be worth 30% of marks – There are 7 topics with different subject matters to choose from.

Reflections are required throughout the semester on sessions but focused on how it is important to us as the journalist and what we have taken away from the session.

Journalism Ethics

OFCOM – regulates Tv and Radio

IPSO – regulates journalism press but is not a government body. Most newspapers uphold their views using IPSO code of conduct.

What is meant by Ethics?

Ethics is a system of moral principles. These play a role in everyday life.

What is a death knock

The death knock – when someone dies and a journalist knocks on their family’s door to as if they want to do a tribute piece. It needs to be approached sensitively.



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