The Ethics of Reality TV

The Ethics of Reality TV

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Reality television is continuing to grow, both in numbers and in popularity. The scholarship on reality TV is beginning to catch up, but one of the most enduring questions about the genre Is it ethical? has yet to be addressed in any systematic and comprehensive way. Through investigating issues ranging from deception and privacy breaches to community building and democratization of TV, The Ethics of Reality TV explores the ways in which reality TV may create both benefits and harms to society. The edited collection features the work of leading scholars in the field of media ethics and provides a comprehensive assessment of the ethical effects of the genre.... so clinically obese participants compete in a dramatic weight-loss challenge with those who fail to lose weight eliminated ... research plans approved by a university-convened ethics panel, typically called the Institutional Review Board ( IRB).

Title:The Ethics of Reality TV
Author:Wendy N. Wyatt, Kristie Bunton
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2012-05-10


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