Death in gambella: What many heard, what one blogger saw, and why the professional news media ignored it
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Mass Media Ethics 22 (4):280 – 299 (2007)
Doug McGill published several articles about the massacre of 425 members of the Anuak tribe by the Ethiopian military in 2003 and 2004 on his Web site, The McGill Report. The mainstream news media ignored it. McGill's narrative demonstrates the impact of his reporting on the Anuak community worldwide, its impact on several beneficiary groups in the United States, and the lack of interest by the mainstream news media that failed to fulfill journalism's primary purpose. Two responses follow McGill's narrative. Jeremy Iggers examines the social and economic realities that make it difficult for journalists to fulfill their primary purpose. He suggests that partnerships between journalists and engaged citizens may provide a new model for journalism. Andrew Cline examines the rhetorical and ethical nature of the journalistic transaction between journalist and audience. Who counts as a journalist arises from the experiences of an audience that uses a journalist's work as a civically important text.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
David J. Vergobbi (1992). Journalist as Source: The Moral Dilemma of News Rescue. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 7 (4):233 – 245.
Tony Harcup (2006). The Ethical Journalist. Sage Publications.
Jerry Harvill (1988). 'Oikonomia': The Journalist as a Steward. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 3 (1):65 – 76.
Michael Ryan (2006). Mainstream News Media, an Objective Approach, and the March to War in Iraq. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 21 (1):4 – 29.
Sandra L. Borden & Chad Tew (2007). The Role of Journalist and the Performance of Journalism: Ethical Lessons From "Fake" News (Seriously). Journal of Mass Media Ethics 22 (4):300 – 314.
Lawrence Souder & Hugh J. Martin (2009). Interdependence in Media Economics: Ethical Implications of the Economic Characteristics of News. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 24 (2):127-145.
Hugh J. Martin & Lawrence Souder (2009). Interdependence in Media Economics: Ethical Implications of the Economic Characteristics of News. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 24 (2 & 3):127 – 145.
Bosah L. Ebo (1994). The Ethical Dilemma of African Journalists: A Nigerian Perspective. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 9 (2):84 – 93.
Sigman L. Splichal (1997). Media Lawyers as Factors in the Ethical Decisions of Journalists. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 12 (2):101 – 108.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #196,438 of 1,906,958 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #345,326 of 1,906,958 )
How can I increase my downloads?