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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 5th Edition by Ted White, Frank Barnas

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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

 KEY WORDS  

Ambush Interview

Gratuities

Reenactment

Conflict of Interest

Jump Cut

Reverse Question

Fair Comment

Libel

Reversal

False Light

Privilege

Truth

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This chapter focuses on the important and complex issue of ethics, one of the cornerstones of good journalism. The pillars of journalism (accuracy, fairness, ...

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