Event Title

The Ethics of Immersive Reporting

Research Mentor(s)

Joan Connell

Description

My research was on the ethics of immersive reporting and the fine line journalists must walk between being empathetic to their subjects and not getting too involved. I focused on three case studies showing the different ethical complications real life journalists faced, what they did well and what mistakes they made. I specifically chose case studies that centered around children since they are incredibly vulnerable and can be potentially exploited by the media. I examined areas that journalists should improve on and what publications should do in order to better prepare their reporters when going into an immersive storytelling project.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

16-5-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

16-5-2018 12:00 PM

Department

Journalism

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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The Ethics of Immersive Reporting

My research was on the ethics of immersive reporting and the fine line journalists must walk between being empathetic to their subjects and not getting too involved. I focused on three case studies showing the different ethical complications real life journalists faced, what they did well and what mistakes they made. I specifically chose case studies that centered around children since they are incredibly vulnerable and can be potentially exploited by the media. I examined areas that journalists should improve on and what publications should do in order to better prepare their reporters when going into an immersive storytelling project.