American Media

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I am going to choose the first scenario, where I am the news director of a local TV station. The roll of news media in delivering the news to the public is giving the public accurate news quickly. I would choose to make the closing of city parks three days a week as my lead story. It is more relevant to the viewers, and it affects them directly. I know the death of a celebrity would get bigger ratings, but the city closing city parks three days a week affects my viewers more. Therefore, I feel my responsibility to the public is to inform them of the news that is going to affect them first. The death of a celebrity will definitely have an impact on people, but I do not feel that it is important for the news media to report on culture instead of news that affect the life of the viewer directly. The social responsibilities of news media are to inform the viewers of news that can potentially have an impact on the viewer’s lives. Posting news on the internet has some different problems than those of the news stations or radio. When I would post the same news on the television station’s website I will have to think of the ethical and legal considerations of the online world, like copyright infringement and the concept of fair use. I would have to list any sources I might have on both news stories as well as links to their websites, just to be safe. I would also have to double check to make sure that what I am writing is not similar to someone else’s writing in order to avoid plagiarism. I feel that the importance of ethical and legal compliance in online interactions is very helpful to keep the credibility of the television station’s credibility. Nobody would go to the website or listen to the news on television to get news if I did not comply with the legal and ethical issues in online interactions. It would severely affect the credibility of the…...

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