Differences in Media Ethics and Morals

Media Ethics vs Moral

When discussing communication ethics, it is important to understand exactly what is meant by ‘ethics’. Sometimes, people confuse ethics with behaving in accordance with social conventions, religious beliefs and the law. And, sometimes the terms ethics and morals are used interchangeably, because they clearly are both related to “right” and “wrong” conduct. However, they are not the same thing at all! Ethics refer to rules provided by an external source. They are governed by professional and legal guidelines within a particular time and place. Ethics are all about how we deal with ‘grey areas’. Ethics therefore refer to the value judgments we make on bigger and smaller matters, in communication as well as in other fields. A concrete example of ethics are codes of conduct in workplaces. Lawyers, policemen, and doctors all have to follow an ethical code laid down by their profession, regardless of their own feelings or preferences. […]

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A recent Ethical Dilemma in Media Ethics and Governance

Media Coverage of Religious Agitation on Electronic Media and Print media should be properly and without biasness: Description of the Dilemma In Pakistan Media industry grew up to free and a large number of media houses contributing in news, current affairs and entertainment field, They have liberty to report and critics the government. Recently ,Supreme Court given a verdict on case of Asia BiBi’s Blasphemy case, Its become the hot topic in the public of Pakistan. A group of religious leaders are protesting against this decision of Supreme Court. Supreme Court’s verdict set free Asia BiBi from blasphemy charges , but before this High Court and Session Court found her guilty and sentenced for death. References of News (Evening Standard News https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/asia-bibi-pakistan-blasphemy-laws-a3976501.html) BBC News Report: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28723254 Religious leaders and extremists  were not accepting the verdict and they start agitation and  about whole country struck off due to this protest and even government suspended […]

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Top 40 Potential Ph.D. Viva voce exam Questions.

Top 40 Potential Ph.D. Viva voce exam Questions. 1. Can you start by summarising your thesis? 2. Now, can you summarise it in one sentence? 3. What is the idea that binds your thesis together? 4. What motivated and inspired you to carry out this research? 5. What are the main issues and debates in this subject area? 6. Which of these does your research address? 7. Why is the problem you have tackled worth tackling? 8. Who has had the strongest influence in the development of your subject area in theory and practice? 9. Which are the three most important papers that relate to your thesis? 10. What published work is closest to yours? How is your work different? 11. What do you know about the history of [insert something relevant]? 12. How does your work relate to [insert something relevant]? 13. What are the most recent major developments […]

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Viewer’s Engagement with Mother & Daughter Relationships in Pakistani Cinema

Viewer’s Engagement with Mother& Daughter Relationships in Pakistani Cinema: A Case Study of “Dukhtar” Movie Submitted by Amrita Bhowmik MPhil Mass Communication Assam University, Silchar, India Fakhar Naveed MPhil Mass Communication University of Gujrat, Pakistan ABSTRACT This subjective examination analyzes viewer’s engagement with anecdotal depictions of mother-daughter relations in Pakistani Cinema of the 21st century: A Case study of “Dukhtar” Movie. I utilized in depth qualitative research with the dialogues and the content of the movie to investigate how genuine mothers and daughters decipher depictions of mother-daughter relations and how in our society mothers understand their own mother-daughter relationship through their engagement with these depictions. Moreover, these can also that how and to what extent their engagement with these depictions impacts their own lives and mother-daughter relations. The after effects of this investigation revealed a procedure of gathering of people enengagingith mother-daughter relations in “Dukhtar” Movie that included the review […]

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Hypothesis in Mass Communication & Media Research Method

Hypothesis in Mass Communication Research Method

Hypothesis: A hypothesis is a tentative statement about the relationship between two or more variables. A hypothesis is a specific, testable prediction about what you expect to happen in your study. A hypothesis predicts what the researchers expect to see, the goal of the research is to determine whether this guess is right or wrong. When conducting an experiment, researchers might explore a number of factors to determine which ones might contribute to the ultimate outcome. In many cases, researchers may find that the results of an experiment do not support the original hypothesis. When writing up these results, the researchers might suggest other options that should be explored in future studies. There are many ways to come up with a hypothesis. In many cases, researchers might draw a hypothesis from a specific theory or build on previous research. A hypothesis states what we are looking for. When facts are assembled, ordered and seen […]

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Different Theories Used in Mass Communication

Different Theories Used in Mass Communication

Mass communication Theories is the main stream subject of this era and Researchers a lot of research work is doing in this field. Magic Bullet Theory/ Hypodermic Needle Theory Hypodermic needle theory, magic bullet or transmission belt theory is that media message is very powerful and injects into minds of the audience in such a way as a bullet acts rapidly on a body. So it assumes powerful media effects leading to the hypodermic needle or magic bullet approach. Limited Effect In landmark media effects studies, Paul Lazarsfeld, Bernard Berelson, and Hazel Gaudet shift the view of media from powerful to limited effects, this says that media message has not very strong impact and its effects are limited, it depends on audience that how they take the media message. Cultivation Theory Cultivation theory says that media cultivates the minds of the people; this holds that through heavy exposure to television; […]

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MEDIA AND CULTURE THEORIES

MEDIA AND CULTURE THEORIES

Chapter#11: MEDIA AND CULTURE THEORIES: MEANING-MAKING IN THE SOCIAL WORLD Symbolic Interactionism Symbolic Interactionism Theory that people give meaning to symbols and that those meanings come to control those people Social Behaviorism View of learning that focuses on the mental processes and the social environment in which learning takes place Symbolic interactionism was one of the first social science theories to address questions of how communication is involved with the way we learn culture and how culture structures our everyday experience. Symbolic interaction theory developed during the 1920s and 1930s as a reaction to and criticism of behaviorism, and it had a variety of labels until Herbert Blumer gave it its current name in 1969. One early name was social behaviorism. Unlike traditional behaviorists, social behaviorists rejected simplistic conceptualizations of stimulus response conditioning. They were convinced that attention must be given to the cognitive processes mediating learning. They also believed […]

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