Thoughts about the Ethics of Poverty Coverage
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Thoughts about the Ethics of Poverty Coverage
Before doing coverage of poverty on the 16th of November as a part of Global Pop Up Newsroom, I think it is wise to take a step back and consider why I'm doing it and to what end.
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On the 16th, my grad class and I will cover poverty as a part of the Global Pop Up Newsroom. My teammate, Lauren, and I will specifically attend a soccer tournament hosted by Kids in Sports LA.  Covering poverty raises several ethical issues, which I have been musing over since reading about phenomena such as 'poverty porn'.

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Twitter / LifeCheating: How to avoid poverty: ...

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How to avoid poverty: http://t.co/EgnHF0z35O
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An example of the "culture" of poverty. "See, it is this easy to avoid poverty! Just follow these three steps." I have my doubts.
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John Kasich Blasts GOP For 'War On Poor' - Business Insider

John Kasich Blasts GOP For 'War On Poor' - Business Insider | Thoughts about the Ethics of Poverty Coverage | Scoop.it
John Kasich bucks GOP leadership and declares a "war on the poor."
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Why are the poor poor? There is a general misguided consensus among people and in politics that the poor are poor because they are lazy, alcoholic, drop out of school, etc. John Kasich (R) highlights this mentality of 'war on the poor' in his own political party: "That if you're poor, somehow you're shiftless and lazy."
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Tina Brown Slams Journalism, Says It's Having a 'Very, Very Pathetic Moment' - TheWrap

Tina Brown Slams Journalism, Says It's Having a 'Very, Very Pathetic Moment' - TheWrap | Thoughts about the Ethics of Poverty Coverage | Scoop.it
"The digital explosion has been so explosive," says the former Daily Beast editor
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Tina Brown has lost faith in journalism and its purpose. With the increasing commercialization journalism has reached a saturation point where it is all about making profit. I too would say that it has lost its way, and that covering issues of poverty in itself is not commendable: it depends on what drives the coverage, and how the people and their stories are treated.

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Poverty P*rn: a reflection of deeper issues

Poverty P*rn:  a reflection of deeper issues | Thoughts about the Ethics of Poverty Coverage | Scoop.it
Last Friday I had the opportunity to share a panel discussion on “Designing New Narratives: from poverty porn to agency” with Leah Chung, Maharam Fellow and RISD student, and Victor Dzidzienyo, Ass...
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"Pause and Effect" is the name of the conference featured in this article, and its main point is to pause and think about the long term effects of poverty porn. When Western media frames the issues of the poor they focus on what can get viewership and make a profit, such as the immensely popular Kony campaign in 2012. Instead of framing the issues from "the outside" the people covered by the media should be given a voice, and the narrative should be more reflective as to both show tragedy and success.
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Brush Park photos win grant for Free Press editor - Detroit Free Press

Brush Park photos win grant for Free Press editor - Detroit Free Press | Thoughts about the Ethics of Poverty Coverage | Scoop.it
Brush Park photos win grant for Free Press editor Detroit Free Press "In a year when a lot of the stories were focused on disaster porn of cities in ruins – like Detroit, Chicago and Gary – the stories that rose to the top were ones that had...
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Why cover poverty at all? I would argue that poverty should be covered as to show all sides and nuances of society, and photojournalist, Diane Weiss, gives an equally compelling argument through her exhibit of Detroit. Her photographs goes to show how there is a contrast to the dominating media narrative of Detroit being a ghost town. More specifically, she says that she wants "the exhibit to break down those barriers and bring this diverse neighborhood together."
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