Friday, September 29, 2006

Media Ethics Survey Highlighted by "Ozarks Messenger"

Tony Messenger, editorial page editor for the Springfield News-Leader, mentioned the “You Are the Editor” survey for 2006 – put together by members of the Society of Professional Journalists in Southwest Missouri – in his blog.

Here is part of what he had to say:

What would you do? Here's your chance as a reader to take a test. David Burton of the University of Missouri extension has set up a survey with the help of the Society of Professional Journalists based on real-life situations faced by Springfield journalists. Take the survey here. David promises to share the results with me later for a blog update.


Why not join in and take the survey yourself. Results will be one week.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool survey. Please post the results when they are known.

9:46 PM, September 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am very curious to see the results. I hope the results are broken down by the different demographic groups. I predict the responses by the non-media public will differ substantially from the journalist groups. I am also interested in reading the analysis of the results.

Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

10:51 PM, October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's little question that there will be a difference between journalist groups and the non-media public; however, that could be expected for any other professional group (physicians, attorneys, scientists and engineers, etc.) versus the public at large.

10:51 PM, October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Ret-Chief, I'll be interested to see the results.

Will general public and working journalists have GREATLY different views?

I suspect there WON'T be total agreement among us working journalists, because individuals approach their jobs DIFFERENTLY.

reporterbob

10:52 PM, October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with RetChief in that I hope the results are broken down by demographic groups. I do think you'll have different responses between media and non-media ... but I also predict a range of answers among members of the media, depending on where they work. After working in editorial environments and transitioning to the advertising side (oh, the blasphemy!) I can tell you that there's QUITE a bit of separation of "church and state" and a much different attitude toward what should be covered and the approach that should be taken.

10:52 PM, October 03, 2006  
Blogger Retiredreporter said...

I enjoyed the survey and I am looking forward to reading the results.

10:53 PM, October 03, 2006  

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