Poster Title

Reporting with Dignity: Ethics of covering sexual assault

Research Mentor(s)

Joan Connell

Affiliated Department

Journalism Studies

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60

Start Date

17-5-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

17-5-2017 12:00 PM

Document Type

Event

Abstract

Studies have shown that 1 in 5 women, and 1 in 16 men, will experience sexual assault during their time in college. Journalists have a unique opportunity to report on this pervasive issue in a way that gives a voice to survivors, who often are left feeling voiceless. This essay explores the ethical and journalistic standards that are required of reporters when covering stories of sexual assault, and also highlights the consequences that follow when those standards are not upheld.

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English

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Reporting with Dignity: Ethics of covering sexual assault

Journalism Studies

Studies have shown that 1 in 5 women, and 1 in 16 men, will experience sexual assault during their time in college. Journalists have a unique opportunity to report on this pervasive issue in a way that gives a voice to survivors, who often are left feeling voiceless. This essay explores the ethical and journalistic standards that are required of reporters when covering stories of sexual assault, and also highlights the consequences that follow when those standards are not upheld.