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# Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely

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Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, traditional journalistic ethics is clear, adequate, and essentially correct. For example, when journalists have uncovered newsworthy information, they should go to press with it as soon as possible. No delay motivated by the journalists’ personal or professional interests is permissible.
Anita: Well, Marcus, of course interesting and important information should be brought before the public—that is a journalist’s job. But in the typical case, where a journalist has some information but is in a quandary about whether it is yet important or “newsworthy,” this guidance is inadequate.

The point made by Anita’s statements is most accurately expressed by which one of the following?
(A) Marcus’s claim that traditional journalistic ethics is clear for most ethical dilemmas in journalism is incorrect.
(B) A typical case illustrates that Marcus is wrong in claiming that traditional journalistic ethics is essentially correct for most ethical dilemmas in journalism.
(C) The ethical principle that Marcus cites does not help the journalist in a typical kind of situation in which a decision needs to be made.
(D) There are common situations in which a journalist must make a decision and in which no principle of journalistic ethics can be of help.
(E) Traditional journalistic ethics amounts to no more than an unnecessarily convoluted description of the journalist’s job.

In order to conclude properly from Anita’s statements that Marcus’ general claim about traditional journalistic ethics is incorrect, it would have to be assumed that
(A) whether a piece of information is or is not newsworthy can raise ethical dilemmas for journalists
(B) there are circumstances in which it would be ethically wrong for a journalist to go to press with legitimately acquired, newsworthy information
(C) the most serious professional dilemmas that a journalist is likely to face are not ethical dilemmas
(D) there are no ethical dilemmas that a journalist is likely to face that would not be conclusively resolved by an adequate system of journalistic ethics
(E) For a system of journalistic ethics to be adequate it must be able to provide guidance in every case in which a journalist must make a professional decision
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30 May 2010, 13:16
IMO answers are D and A
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30 May 2010, 20:29
IMHO, C and A.

For the first ques, D cannot be correct choice because in "no principle", "no" makes it extreme.

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30 May 2010, 20:48
IMO D and A
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30 May 2010, 21:06
I would go with C & A.

And yes "no principle " in choice-D of Q1 is extreme (For Marcus is talking about just one principle).
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31 May 2010, 00:02
C & A
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31 May 2010, 02:56
IMO D and E

Whtz the OA???
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31 May 2010, 04:32
IMO C and A.
Kindly let us know the OA.
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02 Jun 2010, 18:28
my vote for C and A
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03 Jun 2010, 00:33
For 1st IMO C is the ans because Marcus says the Most Ethical dilemmas traditional journalistic ethics are clear but Anita points to typical cases so C.

For 2nd A is the answer because if A fails the whole argument fails.

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08 Jun 2010, 18:17
I go with C and A.
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27 Jun 2010, 10:14
C and E for me. Pls provide OA. Deciding newsworthiness may or may not be a matter of ethical dilemma. It could be a simple matter of timing which seems to fall outside the scope of ethical dilemmas which the journalistic principles seem to address. Anita refutes Marcus on this point and therefore a more holistic guidance to cover every possible professional decision a journalist must make must be advanced by the journalistic guidlines for them to be clear adequate etc.
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28 Jun 2010, 19:12
Agree.

C then A. C is obvious.

IN the second one "quandary " is the key.

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For 1st IMO C is the ans because Marcus says the Most Ethical dilemmas traditional journalistic ethics are clear but Anita points to typical cases so C.

For 2nd A is the answer because if A fails the whole argument fails.

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