Blog #10: Media Ethics

Francisco Alvarado

I’m not the biggest fan of media ethics, in its current state. The medium with the worst ethics, in my opinion, is Television. Advertising has little regulation, news shows run what seems to be the most brutal and disgusting reports every day, and the various kinds of news shows, ESPN and Fox News for example, blow minor occurrences out of proportion, wrecking lives and swaying opinions day in and day out. With the rise of social media outlets, television studios take the latest rumor or trending topic and make them into official reports. The media creates so many psuedo-events that what they call news has become questionable. It almost seems like there are two kinds of news now, factual reports and television news. Despite my great appreciation of the First Amendment, I feel government should step in and establish explicit regulations for television news reporting.

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