Week 10: Media Ethics

Week 10: Media Ethics

Ethics In Today’s Media

By Jacqueline Contreras

It seems as though the ethics in today’s media is becoming less of a priority, as competing news sources have participated in tabloid laundering. Tabloid laundering–the act of respectable media reporting on what the tabloids are reporting as a way of covering sensationalistic stories–has become a breach in media ethics. Respectable news outlets are the public’s way of knowing what important issues/events are currently taking place in the world. However when these news sources report on celebrity scandals, they fail to report on the more pressing stories all for the sake of seeking sensationalistic stories.

 

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