Ethics in Journalism
Nancy Durham is a freelance video journalist for CBC, cable news, and British
Channel 4, to name a few. Her journalistic objective is to “make viewers care about ordinary
people trapped in wars”. While investigating the Balkan area, she met an 18 year old girl named
Rajmonda that was recovering in a hospital from the trauma of seeing her sister, Quendressa,
killed in a Serb attack. She expressed to Durham how she was thinking about joining the KLA.
By the request of the news stations, Durham returns to KLA headquarters to do a set of
follow-ups on Rajmonda. This is how Durham finds that Rajmonda not only lied and was already
a member of the KLA before she met the reporter, but her sister is in fact alive and well. Nancy
Durham’s story had been reported in three different countries and more than once. How could
she effectively remain a credible journalist while still holding her vow to help those “trapped in
war”? Should Nancy run(ignore the fact that her story is false) or should she stay and face it?
See Nancy run. Nancy Durham can now b…