Communication Ethics in the news

I have never been one to follow the news because I was always a little scared to know the truth about the world. No one ever reports on the good things going on in the world, instead we are a society addicted to tragedy.

Now that I am constantly on twitter, I will randomly decide to look at CNN or Time Magazine to see if there is anything big that I should be aware of. I came across a tweet on the CNN twitter page that said “Egyptian Google exec is ‘ready to die’ for change.” I continued to read the article and found out that Wael Ghonim plays a key role in organizing many of the protests going on in Egypt recently. The article is very intriguing, but the parts that stood out to me dealt with the communication aspect of the protests. The article states, “He was the administrator of a Facebook page that is widely credited with calling the first protest January 25.” Ghonim used Facebook in order to get people to participate in the protest and it just goes to show you that different forms of communication can be used in so many different ways. The article also encourages its readers to follow Wael Ghonim on twitter. It truly amazes me how many things communication and the media is used for.

Egyptian Google exec is 'ready to die' for change

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