Author: Nina Ratavaara
Publisher: GRIN Verlag (2009)
Condition: Very good, minor wear on and some marks on the front cover else a good copy
Dimensions: 21.7 x 14 x 0.5 cm
During or after a tragedy like school shootings there is lots of talk but the ferocity of those arguments is neither reflected in professional debates of journalists on ethics in photojournalism nor in journalistic codes. However, those issues are gaining importance proportional to the rising significance cameras, picture taking, and visual media in people's lives.
This essay therefore is summarizing current debates about journalism ethics, focusing on visual media. Those issues are illustrated with two examples: the Mohammed cartoon-incident and school shootings at the Virginia Tech University, USA and in Jokela, Finland. The question to be answered is what problems exist.