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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 6th Edition by Frank Barnas

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CHAPTER 1

Legal and Ethical Considerations

CONTENTS

Introduction

Accuracy

Libel

Defenses

False Light

Boundaries

Hidden Cameras and Microphones

Ambush Interviews

Gratuities

Conflict of Interest

Reenactments and Staging

“Unnatural” Sound

Video Deception

Improper Editing

Jump Cuts

Inflating the News

Will the Real Reporter Please Stand Up?

Cameras in the Courtroom

The Fairness Doctrine

Invasion of Privacy

Online Ramifications

Summary

KEY WORDS

Ambush Interview

Conflict of Interest

Fair Comment

False Light

File Footage

Gratuities

Jump Cut

Libel

Privilege

Reenactment

Reverse Question

Reversal

Truth

Video News Releases

INTRODUCTION

This chapter focuses on the important and complex issues of law and ethics, the cornerstones of good journalism. The ...

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