GMAT Question of the Day: Daily via email | Daily via Instagram New to GMAT Club? Watch this Video

It is currently 12 Jul 2020, 21:55

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, tr

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 65194
Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, tr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Feb 2020, 03:45
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

62% (02:17) correct 38% (02:14) wrong based on 232 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

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.


Project CR Butler: Critical Reasoning


For all CR butler Questions Click Here

_________________
Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 27 Dec 2016
Posts: 31
Location: Bangladesh
Schools: Hult, Iowa State '22
GRE 1: Q155 V145
GPA: 3.85
Re: Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, tr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Feb 2020, 01:55
1
Find what needs to be true in order to be able to conclude from Anita's statements that Marcus' general claim about traditional journalistic ethics is incorrect

Core:

In a typical case, where a journalist has some information but is in a quandary about whether it is yet important or newsworthy, traditional journalistic ethics provides inadequate guidance

=>

For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, traditional journalistic ethics is not clear, adequate, nor essentially correct. [Marcus's general claim is incorrect]

Gaps:

1) It seems like Anita's example is pretty strong evidence that Marcus' general claim is incorrect, maybe the example provided isn't an ethical dilemma but one of professionalism?

Answer Choices:

(A) CORRECT: This needs to be true in order for the one piece of evidence (the example) in Anita's argument to have any chance at proving Marcus' argument to be incorrect. If the example is not an ethical dilemma for journalists, then it is not an example of where traditional journalistic ethics fail to be clear, adequate, or essentially correct.

(B) Out of Scope (relevance): I struggled with this one. I think the reason it is wrong is that it concerns information already deemed "newsworthy." Whether there are or are not circumstances in which it would be ethically wrong for a journalist to go to press with legitimately acquired, newsworthy information has no relevance to Anita's argument, which involves one piece of evidence (a typical example), in which a journalist is conflicted about whether to publish information they are unsure is newsworthy. This answer choice tells you that there are other journalistic circumstances, aside from the one mentioned by Anita, in which ethical dilemmas arise. So what? Fundamentally, a necessary assumption answer needs to strengthen an argument. This answer choice fails to do so because it doesn't address the core of Anita's argument.

(C) Out of Scope: There could be other ethical dilemmas that are more serious, the issue in the core is whether traditional journalistic ethics are clear, adequate, and essentially correct.

(D) Out of Scope: This does not have to be assumed in order for the argument to hold. In order to prove Marcus incorrect it only needs to be the case that traditional journalistic ethics fail to be clear more than 50% of the time. (Note- this is why Anita's argument can potentially work, "typically" means "most," so if traditional journalistic ethics are unclear in the typical case then they are unclear more than 50% of the time).

(E) Too Strong: Marcus doesn't suggest that adequacy requires guidance in every case. He only says that adequacy entails clear guidance in most cases
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 26 Nov 2018
Posts: 200
GPA: 3.3
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, tr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Apr 2020, 10:38
Bunuel wrote:
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.


Project CR Butler: Critical Reasoning


For all CR butler Questions Click Here


Would anyone help me to get explanation in detail why B and D is incorrect?
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 23 Sep 2019
Posts: 117
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V35
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, tr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 May 2020, 05:18
1
GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo, eakabuah, nightblade354

Can you share the OE for this one?

I'm confused between C & D.

(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.

Is the difference between the statements - the use of the phrase 'in which no principle of journalistic ethics' or the use of the word 'typical'?
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 01 Nov 2017
Posts: 106
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Leadership
Schools: ISB '21
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V36
GPA: 4
WE: Web Development (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, tr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 May 2020, 02:23
Rashed12 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
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.


Project CR Butler: Critical Reasoning


For all CR butler Questions Click Here


Would anyone help me to get explanation in detail why B and D is incorrect?




Hi Rashed12,


(B) A typical case illustrates that Marcus is wrong in claiming that traditional journalistic ethics is essentially correct for most ethical dilemmas in journalism.
=> Anita's argument provides an example of one specific situation and doesn't tell if there are other possible scenarios. So, Marcus's claim that it is correct for most of the Ethical dilemmas, which can still be true for 80% or 90% or even 99% of the situations, because "most" doesn't mean "all dilemmas". That is why it is wrong.


(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.
=>Similar to "B", Anita only talks about one typical situation. There can be more common situations or there can be only one situation which Anita says. So we cannot be sure if there are other scenarios or if they are common or not. That is why it is wrong.

But if you see the statement in "C"

(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.
=> As you can see here, it doesn't say Marcus was wrong or if it is for other situations. It just says that specific ethical principle doesn't help in "one typical kind of situation". NO MORE, NO LESS

I hope this helps, it may not be perfect but I tried :)
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, tr   [#permalink] 31 May 2020, 02:23

Marcus: For most ethical dilemmas the journalist is likely to face, tr

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





cron

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne