The Power of the Media Handout: Ethics Year 10 Term 3

Topics: Mass media, Journalism, Human rights Pages: 6 (265 words) Published: June 3, 2013
ETHICS
Year 10
Term 3 - 2012/2013

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TopicThe Power of the Media

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. After watching the DVD “The Truman Show” please answer the following questions in detail. • Do you agree with the concept of “The Truman Show”? • What moral and ethical problems do you see with making a programme of this nature? • What practical problems might there be? • Do you think it might happen? (Why / Why not?)

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2. Imagine a programme similar to “The Truman Show” is currently being broadcast on Spanish television. Write a letter to the Broadcasting Standards Commission explaining what you think are the main arguments against the programme.

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3. Answer the following questions about The Media

1. How has the media changed over the last 100 years?

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2. Why is the media powerful?

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3. What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights say about press freedom?

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4. How does restricting press freedom affect democracy?

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5. Are there occasions when restricting press freedom is acceptable?

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6. What is the difference between libel and slander?

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7. What is bias?

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8. What is a spin doctor?

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