Research Mentor(s)

Connell, Joan

Description

The paper covers the ethical dilemma concerning Journalism and its lack of coverage of the animal perspective. The research was done using Western Washington University's library databases and other news articles about the issue. The articles and websites focused on the ethical aspect of the "Voice for the Voiceless" including animals and nature. The primary issue with news organizations failing to discuss the animal suffering in the climate crisis was because they claimed it was too complicated. The challenge after that is writing for a human audience with a nonhuman perspective. Many journalists have adapted their style to cover all aspects of the climate crisis and implemented guidelines for others to follow. There are ethics changes being made by news organizations to cover a worldly perspective and more audiences are demanding full coverage.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

18-5-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

22-5-2020 12:00 AM

Department

Communication Studies

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Type

Image

Keywords

"environment", "voice for the voiceless", "animal rights", "climate change", "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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Journalists Need to be a Voice for the Weakest Stakeholders in the Climate Crisis

The paper covers the ethical dilemma concerning Journalism and its lack of coverage of the animal perspective. The research was done using Western Washington University's library databases and other news articles about the issue. The articles and websites focused on the ethical aspect of the "Voice for the Voiceless" including animals and nature. The primary issue with news organizations failing to discuss the animal suffering in the climate crisis was because they claimed it was too complicated. The challenge after that is writing for a human audience with a nonhuman perspective. Many journalists have adapted their style to cover all aspects of the climate crisis and implemented guidelines for others to follow. There are ethics changes being made by news organizations to cover a worldly perspective and more audiences are demanding full coverage.

 

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