Ethical or Un-ethical?

17 Sep

Journalists are known to be dodgy and sleazy but they’re also known for telling the truth…which is more common?

Journalism professors tell you to never lie or make up anything and be upfront and honest but they also sometimes tell you to do some pretty dodgy things…

For example if you need someone to open up to you and give you information that they were uncomfortable giving you before then get to know them, distract them, they’ll forget about you being a journalist and will just talk and give you all the information…dodgy, right?

Or if you’re taking photographs and people don’t want you to take photos like the police or something but when you actually have the right to, just put the camera down and wait, be friendly, when they’re not looking take a photo. Also if they don’t let you take a photo play the role of “oh golly gee I had no idea! I’m so sorry” and basically act dumb or a flirt (yes this was actually advice how stupid is this) and yeah…all of it…just all of it. Ok now you can’t tell me this isn’t dodgy or sleazy.

Now tell me, is any of this ethical?

-T

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