Students' reviews, The News Media, Uncategorized

Fair, Foolish, or in a Fix (Media Monitor, Aug. 20-26)

Students may post their media monitor in their own platforms (Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, WordPress, etc) and paste the link in the comments section (click “Leave a Comment”),  or paste the paragraphs here (in the comments box). 

Rants will not be given any points. In your media monitor,please explain the ethical principle involved, either as good practices, ethical violations, or ethical dilemmas. Examples of ethical principles as discussed in class are: 

 – truthfulness, accuracy, contextualization

- independence

- minimizing harm

- accountability

     …. or the following provisions: 

Avoiding “improper emphasis”; “distortion of truth by omission”
Airing all sides to a conflict

  Correcting substantive errors

   Avoiding denigrating or   “degrading any person by reason of sex, creed, religion, belief, etc

   Being conscious of the presumption of innocence in crime stories or publishing/ airing an accusation


(Note: the software does not allow multiple hyperlinks or more than two hyperlinks)


News, The News Media

“human error” in MRT train crash does not absolve MRT corp & DOTC

    The transportation department held a press con this afternoon to explain that the train crash this week was due to “human error”.

     Legally, however, this does not absolve the MRT corporation, the transportation department, and its officials from responsibility…. here are the pertinent laws — this podcast plays automatically … unless the audio is derailed, jumps off the tracks, flies off, smashes against cement… crumples into a heap.

(Music, a few seconds’ snippet, from a song written by Peter Tosh, performed by Bob Marley, photo from the DOTC website on an MRT contract-signing, both used here non-commercially for academic purposes)