Ethics Quiz 5 - Due April 4, 2013

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Ethics Quiz 5 - Due April 4, 2013

This quiz covers Chapter 8 of your textbook and my lecture on March 12, 2013.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are two concerns that a photojournalist must consider when taking a picture for a news event and publishing it?
    • A. 

      A photojournalist should consider whether there is an alternative for capturing a scene that may be too gruesome to show.

    • B. 

      A photojournalist has no ethical concerns if the victim is dead.

    • C. 

      Individuals have concerns about protecting their "personal space" and preserving their private information, such as grieving.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    What factors would you consider on whether or not to take certain photos from a gruesome scene of a crime or accident?
    • A. 

      Should the moment be made public?

    • B. 

      Will the photo send subjects into further trauma?

    • C. 

      Are you at the least obtrusive distance possible?

    • D. 

      Are you acting with compassion and sensitivity?

    • E. 

      None of the above.

    • F. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    In publishing photographs of a gruesome scene or other very private facts, what are some of the factors that Warren Bovee lists to determine whether the ends justify the means? Pick all of the correct answers.
    • A. 

      You must consider Kant's Categorical Imperative.

    • B. 

      Are the means morally evil or merely distasteful?

    • C. 

      The ends -- that is, breaking the news -- always justifies the means.

    • D. 

      Is it possible that the means will achieve the end?

  • 4. 
    True or false? Jump cuts in a video interview or splicing together different statements to take the original interview or statements out of context is a new media approach that is quite ethical.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The statement "don't deceive a trusting audience with manipulated reality and don't offend an unsuspecting audience with your gritty reality" is an application of what ethical theory?
    • A. 

      The Golden Mean rule.

    • B. 

      Kant's Categorical Imperative.

    • C. 

      The Utilitarian Model.

    • D. 

      Potter's Box.

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