American Journal of Bioethics 7 (8):6 – 14 (2007)
|Abstract||This article examines some of the story conventions of network television news to explain the ways in which healthcare interest groups develop and maintain their presence in this medium—a process that has significant implications for public understanding of healthcare issues, and therefore to bioethics. The article is divided into three sections. The first section focuses on three major normative conventions of television news: adherence to a simple narrative structure, the balance ethic, and avoidance of the “think-piece” and outlines the basic strategies available to interest groups for exploiting these normative conventions. Section two introduces three case studies of organizations and individuals who have run high-profile media campaigns. Section three explores the implications for bioethics of the observations made in this article.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Jeremy Iggers (1998). Good News, Bad News: Journalism Ethics and the Public Interest. Westviewpress.
Matthew Broaddus, Mark D. Harmon & Kristin Farley Mounts (2011). VNRs: Is the News Audience Deceived? Journal of Mass Media Ethics 26 (4):283-296.
Mary-Lou Galician & Steve Pasternack (1987). Balancing Good News and Bad News: An Ethical Obligation? Journal of Mass Media Ethics 2 (2):82 – 92.
John McManus (1992). Serving the Public and Serving the Market: A Conflict of Interest? Journal of Mass Media Ethics 7 (4):196 – 208.
Doug McGill, Jeremy Iggers & Andrew R. Cline (2007). Death in Gambella: What Many Heard, What One Blogger Saw, and Why the Professional News Media Ignored It. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 22 (4):280 – 299.
Matthew C. Ehrlich (1995). The Ethical Dilemma of Television News Sweeps. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 10 (1):37 – 48.
Joshua A. Braun (2007). A Response to Commentators on "The Imperatives of Narrative: Health Interest Groups and Morality in Network News". American Journal of Bioethics 7 (8):1-2.
K. Tim Wulfemeyer (1989). Freebies and Moonlighting in Local Tv News: Perceptions of News Directors. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 4 (2):232 – 248.
K. Tim Wulfemeyer (1990). Ethics in All-News Radio: Perceptions of News Directors. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 5 (3):178 – 190.
Conrad Smith (1998). Visual Evidence in Environmental Catastrophe Tv Stories. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 13 (4):247 – 257.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?