problem 1: prepare brief definitions of the given words or terms, comprising a clear description as to their significance in ethics and regulation and giving exs where required:
a) Undue prominence
b) Media scares/panics
d) Clandestine devices
f) Cheque book journalism
g) Product placement
i) Malicious falsehood
problem 2: Why is it significant to identify vulnerable groups and why is it ethically justifiable to need the media to treat them with more care and attention? Recognize the main groups to describe your answer.
problem 3: In his book The Universal Journalist, David Randall puts forward the theory that it is possible to produce a list of the characteristics a good journalist should possess. Give a full list highlighting the five that you believe to be the most significant.
problem 4: Critically assess the idea that the public interest is the journalist’s “get-out-of-jail-free card”.
problem 5: What duties do journalists owe in their everyday dealings with the public? Describe which three duties are the most significant.
problem 6: describe the work and main beliefs of the given moral philosophers:
a) Sir William David Ross
b) Immanuel Kant
c) John Stuart Mill
problem 7: There has been a lot of criticism of the systems of voluntary and self-regulation during the Leveson enquiry into the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. It has captured the attention of media analysts around the world; however does this mean that voluntary regulation and self-regulation have failed? In your answer make sure that you consider all the present forms of media regulation and control.
problem 8: What is privacy? Describe your answer with reference to national and international conventions such as the Nordic Conference on the Rights to Privacy and regulatory systems.