Case Studies: How Much Is Too Much?

Case Study

The murder Aug. 26 of a WDBJ journalist and cameraman raises important ethical questions on how the story has and continues to be covered. To help your students explore the ethical questions about content use and sources during tragedy, NewseumED offers two related classroom-ready case studies.
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Case Study: True Threat or Venting?

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The Elonis v. United States case is ripe for discussion by students over what forms of expression are or are not guaranteed in the Constitution — and the blurry line in-between.
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Watergate Case Study: ‘Deep Throat’ and Anonymous Sources

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Ten years ago, Mark Felt broke his silence and ended the decades-long mystery of who was “Deep Throat,” the anonymous source who helped two reporters bring down a presidency with their investigative reporting.
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Case Study on Ethics: The Final Examination

As the school year heads into final exams, we share with you a case study about the ethical dilemma a student faces after he sees a classmate cheating.
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Case Study: Rebel Prom Dress

As prom season is upon us, we share with you a case study of a high school senior who wanted to wear a gown patterned after the Confederate flag. See how First Amendments rights come into the play.
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Case Study: Controversial Cartoons

Case Study

In light of the recent events in Paris, we are sharing a case study from one of our journalism ethics museum classes. Case studies are used in our classes to
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