Journalism Ethics: Bias in Coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Team Sexual Assault Case and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Title

Journalism Ethics: Bias in Coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Team Sexual Assault Case and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Authors

Presenter(s)

Janine A Costello, Nora E Sullivan, Annette M Taylor

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Description

Nora Sullivan considers press coverage of the 2006 rape scandal involving members of Duke University lacrosse team and whether a media bias toward alleged victims led to a rush to judgment and errors in coverage. Her paper explores the ethics involved and how the press could have better reported this case. Janine Costello examines whether bias is evident in press coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Her paper focuses on ABC News’ misidentification of photos of rubble in Gaza as being in Israel, The failure to verify information about the photo reinforced the preconceived notions that American news outlets are more likely to sympathize with Israel rather than Palestine.

Publication Date

4-5-2017

Project Designation

Course Project - Undergraduate

Primary Advisor

Annette M Taylor

Primary Advisor's Department

Communication

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

Journalism Ethics: Bias in Coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Team Sexual Assault Case and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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