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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 7th Edition by Frank Barnas

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CHAPTER 1Legal and Ethical Considerations

 

 

 

CONTENTS

Introduction

Accuracy

Gathering News and Getting Information

Protecting and Defending Your Work

Knowing the Legal Ramifications

Knowing the Ethical Ramifications

Online Ramifications

Summary Test Your

Knowledge

Exercises

KEY WORDS

Conflict of Interest

Fair Comment

False Light

File Footage

Libel

Privilege

Truth

Video News Releases

INTRODUCTION

This chapter focuses on the important and complex issues of law and ethics, the cornerstones of good journalism. The pillars of news reporting (accuracy, fairness, and objectivity) are among the major considerations for those who work in the news industry. Additionally, there are ongoing debates over bias, objectivity, favoritism, and a number ...

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