Media Ethics

Read through this story about Mick Jagger and the Daily Mails decision to run a photo of him grief stricken over his girlfriend’s death.

Lurid coverage of L’Wren Scott’s death shows British tabloids at their worst _ Joan Smith _ Comment is free _ theguardian.com

  • Then answer what codes do you consider have been broken in reporting the story.
  • What does the article say about the editor’s code of practice?
  • Should public figures be treated the same way as non-celebrities
  • What reference does the journalist make to the Leveson report and why is this important?

2/ Find three stories in today’s online papers that you consider may have broken the code of ethics. Describe which code they have broken.

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