News Ethics, Functions & Value - Mass Media Unit Bundle (PowerPoints + Test)

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This zip file contains three PowerPoint presentations on the functions of the media (10 slides), journalistic ethics (34 slides), and determining what is news (15 slides). Additionally, the zip file contains a corresponding 47-question unit test plus answer key in Word document form.

MEDIA FUNCTIONS POWERPOINT.
The 10-slide PowerPoint on various functions of the media addresses the following functions:
• Political
• Economic
• Sentry
• Record-keeping
• Entertainment
• Social
• Marketplace
• Agenda-setting

ETHICS POWERPOINT.
The 34-slide PowerPoint on journalistic ethics covers the following:
• The Janet Cooke Incident
• Code of ethics
• Journalistic credibility
• Journalism and the Constitution
• Prior restraint
• Journalistic objectivity
• Sensationalism
• Overstatement
• Right of reply
• Attribution
• Fairness to all
• Plagiarism
• The Stephen Glass Incident
• Slander
• Libel
• Libel laws
• Examples of libel
• Defenses against libel
• Privacy lawsuits
• Limits on scholastic journalism
• In loco parentis
• The Tinker Decision of 1969
• The Hazelwood Case of 1988

NEWSWORTHINESS POWERPOINT.
The 15-slide PowerPoint on determining what is news covers the following:
• The concept of news judgment
• Determining an audience's interest level in people, events, or stories
• The elements of news
• Timeliness
• Proximity
• Prominence
• Conflict
• Consequence
• Human interest
• The brainstorming process
• The concept of synergy

UNIT TEST.
The 46-question unit test addresses concepts covered in the PowerPoint presentations. It features multiple choice, true/false, matching, and essay sections. Specifically, the content below is assessed:

Media Functions.
• Political
• Economic
• Sentry
• Record-keeping
• Entertainment
• Social
• Marketplace
• Agenda-setting

Journalistic Credibility.
• Code of ethics
• The First Amendment
• American perception that media is increasingly dishonest

Journalistic Integrity.
• Libel
• Slander
• Defamation
• Ethics
• Objectivity
• Attribution
• Plagiarism
• Sensationalism
• Right of reply
• Fairness to all
• Fair comment
• Prior restraint
• Privilege
• In loco parentis

Elements of News.
• Timeliness
• Proximity
• Prominence
• Consequence
• Human interest
• Conflict
• More

The Brainstorming Process.

Noteworthy Court Cases.
• The Tinker Case
• The Hazelwood Case
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