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Begin a discussion by answering the questions below before 11:59 pm this Sunday.
The discussion forum remains open for you to come back and reply to your peers by Tuesday, however, make sure to meet the Sunday night main assignment deadline. Your assignment is timestamped once you post. Late responses will not be graded.
Be sure to type your answers offline and then copy and paste them into your group discussion thread. Having a backup copy will give you the chance to email me your answers in case there are technical issues on Canvas.
Make sure to carefully read through each step below and re-read the discussion posting requirements outlined on our syllabus.
Every time you make a point you need to clearly explain why you think the way you do with support from your readings or screenings.
Be sure to come back and complete the peer reply portion of the assignment before 11:59 pm the following Tuesday.

1) Crisis in Darfur Video: (30 pts)

Pick one protocol from each Photographing protocol: Before, During, and After found in “Ethics and Photography in Developing Countries.”

Apply all three protocol examples as you analyze Travis Fox’s choices and approach to videotaping Crisis in Darfur Expands. Support your rationale by using the background information you read about Fox and his experience in Darfur, as well as specific details from the testimonial video. You must be thorough in your assessment and answer WHY you think the way you do and HOW you determined your rationale. Your scene details should include specifics like the body language of people being interviewed, soundbite responses, videographer’s framing choices, use of location or nature in the edit…

Before Videotaping (10 pts)

During Videotaping (10 pts)

After Videotaping (10pts)

2) CNN’s story about SeaWorld’s fatal attack: (30 pts)

Pretend you are the chief video editor at CNN. Other news organizations just started broadcasting the security camera footage of the fatal attack of the SeaWorld trainer, Dawn Brancheau.

A. Make sure to answer all the following: What will you do? Will you run the video? Why or why not. What will viewers see and hear in your news story? Who will you interview and why? What are two key questions you will ask during the interview? What, if any, video footage will be used to support the storyline and interviews? (worth 15 pts)

B. Support your decision listed above (A.) by referring to McBride’s or Tompkin’s arguments, AND your opinion as to what to do with this footage? Include rationale for considering at least one of the seven factors (NOT the?reasons to run/not reasons to run?) Tompkins asks newsrooms to consider in “Set the Bar High Before Showing Killer Whale Attack Video” article. (worth 15 pts)

3) Letter to the Editor: (20 pts)

Go online and find a more current video news story that you feel is ethically compelling – meaning – the source has either included or avoided graphic or offensive imagery, and, has consciously made ethically wise OR risky decisions. Write a hypothetical letter to the editor in regards to their decisions to report this visual story. Did they make sound ethical choices in regards to the nature of the content – Why/why not? Who/what else do they need to consider? Make sure to include a link to this video in your posting.


Why it’s Worth Fighting for the SeaWorld Video

Set the Bar High Before Showing Killer Whale Attack Video

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also would like the writer to respond to two people once the discussion posts are posted for the class and this needs to be done by tuesday of this next week. the word count needs to be about 200 words for each and i can submit screentshots of the other peoples replies.

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