Barak Obamas tweet on the Uvalde shooting. The case study is your opportunity to present original content on the topic of media ethics. Your case study topic should be directly related to the chapter readings and should not be an existing case study.
The case study is your opportunity to present original content on the topic of media ethics. Your case study topic should be directly related to the chapter readings and should not be an existing case study.
Your case study topic should be an ethical instance directly related to media. A case study is not directly about ethics as a whole, it is focused on one particular instance where ethical decisions have occurred.
You will also notice in the readings of the assigned case studies, from the book, case studies are void of opinions. Case studies are about presenting all the facts, so that others can form their own opinions based on the information provided.
Successful completion of the case study assignment will entail prior research on the chosen topic, in order to provide the necessary background information for the application of ethical decision-making processes.
The case study assignment is worth 400 possible points. You are able to choose one of the following three ways to present your case study.
A paper written in APA style, 5 to 7 pages in length not including references.
An audio recording of yourself discussing your case study in its entirety. The audio file should be 5 to 10 minutes in length with clear references to research in the audio recording.
A video recording of yourself, including any necessary visual aids, discussing your case study in its entirety. The video should be 5 to 10 minutes in length with clear references to research in the video.
Following the tragedy on Tuesday, the former president shared a statement on Twitter, writing, “Across the country, parents are putting their children to bed, reading stories, singing lullabies—and in the back of their minds, they’re worried about what might happen tomorrow after they drop their kids off at school, or take them to a grocery store or any other public space.”
“Michelle and I grieve with the families in Uvalde, who are experiencing pain no one should have to bear. We’re also angry for them,” he continued. “Nearly ten years after Sandy Hook—and ten days after Buffalo—our country is paralyzed, not by fear, but by a gun lobby and a political party that have shown no willingness to act in any way that might help prevent these tragedies.”
Initially, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that 14 students and their teacher were gunned down in their classroom, but later Tuesday, Sgt. Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the death toll had risen to 19 students and two adults, according to CNN. The shooter also shot his grandmother, but she had survived the attack.
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According to Abbott, the shooter, identified as Uvalde resident Salvador Ramos, is dead. The shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School at about 11:30 a.m. after abandoning his vehicle, and it is believed police killed him.