MCM610 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion

Mass Communication Law and Ethics
MCM610
Department of M Virtual University of Pakistan
ASSIGNMENT NO.1

SEMESTER FALL 2019
MARKS: 15
TOPIC
Ethical Problem Solving Paradigm
Learning Objectives:
 To develop the understanding of Media laws.
 To develop the creative skills. Question
Morning shows that are aired from different Pakistani channels are very famous in our country and these shows made their hosts popular. The actual format of these shows is hosted by one person and he/she put forth the discussion in front of the guest panel and these shows worked on the aim to provide information, entertainment and lifestyle features. It has been observed that these morning shows are not providing quality content to the viewers and fulfilling its requirements. They are inculcating complexes among society like they have been taught to brighten the complexion of a bride, never darken it. These shows are violating the media ethics and multiple complaints have been filed against these morning show.
In this regard, as a media student analyze these ethical dilemmas in the famous morning show of ARY Digital “Good Morning Pakistan” by keeping in view the concept of “Ethical Problem Solving Paradigm “on the basis of its following points.
Define the Problem. What is the ethical dilemma? Gather the Necessary Facts.
List Possible Alternative Solutions.
Analyze the Consequences of Each Alternative. Recommend a Plan of Action.
Links:
https://www.arydigital.tv/videos/good‐morning‐pakistan‐17th‐october‐2019/ https://www.arydigital.tv/videos/good‐morning‐pakistan‐18th‐november‐2019/ MCM610 Mass Communication Law and Ethics VU

Learning outcomes:

Students will be able to:
 Analyze the role of Media laws
 Identify the steps involved in the Ethical Problem Solving Paradigm
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Schedule
Marks: 15
Opening Date and Time Nov 21, 2019 12:01 A.M. (Mid-Night) Due Date and Time Nov 27, 2019 At 11:59 P.M. (Mid-Night)
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MCM610 Mass Communication Law and Ethics VU

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MCM610 Mass Communication Law and Ethics VU

Solution:
Ethical Problem Solving Paradigm
Each person may weigh the ethical arguments differently. But a systematic approach can clarify complex situations and help us to come to an answer that represents people striving to be their best. This method, of course, does not provide an automatic solution to moral problems. It is not meant to. The method is merely meant to help identify most of the important ethical considerations. In the end, we must deliberate on moral issues for ourselves, keeping a careful eye on both the facts and on the ethical considerations. Below you are given
a more detailed outlined for analyzing ethical dilemmas:

  • Define the Problem. What is the ethical dilemma?

  • Gather the Necessary Facts.

  • List Possible Alternative Solutions.

  • Analyze the Consequences of Each Alternative.

  • Recommend a Plan of Action.

In summary, consciously thinking through these ethical approaches can improve our understanding and our decisions. But it does not guarantee unambiguous answers. It’s possible that the choice suggested by one approach may conflict with that suggested by another.
You are required to do analysis of mentioned morning show on the basis of following points:

  • Define the Problem. What is the ethical dilemma?
    Mention the useless issues here and explain the ethics related to the content. (Focus on skin color, exaggeration of fights among family members)

  • Gather the Necessary Facts.
    Describe the examples from the shows to monitor the facts’ presentation.

  • List Possible Alternative Solutions.
    Give the alternative topics that can be discussed in the morning shows to make it fruitful.

  • Analyze the Consequences of Each Alternative.
    Mention the draw backs and complexes associated with the program content.

  • Recommend a Plan of Action.
    Provide feasible recommendations that can improve the morning shows.

Solution:
Ethical Problem Solving Paradigm
Each person may weigh the ethical arguments differently. But a systematic approach can clarify complex situations and help us to come to an answer that represents people striving to be their best. This method, of course, does not provide an automatic solution to moral problems. It is not meant to. The method is merely meant to help identify most of the important ethical considerations. In the end, we must deliberate on moral issues for ourselves, keeping a careful eye on both the facts and on the ethical considerations. Below you are given
a more detailed outlined for analyzing ethical dilemmas:

  • Define the Problem. What is the ethical dilemma?

  • Gather the Necessary Facts.

  • List Possible Alternative Solutions.

  • Analyze the Consequences of Each Alternative.

  • Recommend a Plan of Action.

In summary, consciously thinking through these ethical approaches can improve our understanding and our decisions. But it does not guarantee unambiguous answers. It’s possible that the choice suggested by one approach may conflict with that suggested by another.
You are required to do analysis of mentioned morning show on the basis of following points:

  • Define the Problem. What is the ethical dilemma?
    Mention the useless issues here and explain the ethics related to the content. (Focus on skin color, exaggeration of fights among family members)

  • Gather the Necessary Facts.
    Describe the examples from the shows to monitor the facts’ presentation.

  • List Possible Alternative Solutions.
    Give the alternative topics that can be discussed in the morning shows to make it fruitful.

  • Analyze the Consequences of Each Alternative.
    Mention the draw backs and complexes associated with the program content.

  • Recommend a Plan of Action.
    Provide feasible recommendations that can improve the morning shows.