Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


New Media Journalism in the Context of Communication Ethics and Basic Legal Codes: A Review of the Presentation of Judicial News in the Trnc

Author(s): Ayhan Dolunay, Fevzi Kasap

In this study, especially within the frame of speed phenomenon, the new media sites that have a much higher importance than the mainstream media journalism are dealt with in the light of the story reporting concepts, the principles of communication ethics and the basic legal codes of the new media news sites. In this case, the focused example which is Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), the principles of press ethics and in this context, especially the principles of personality rights, the right against self-incrimination and the presumption of innocence are also taken into consideration in the context of the new media news sites and the determination of Legal News in order to overcome this problem. In the study, five internet websites sites operating in the TRNC, who have executive team, at least limited political approach and original story production, which is being published for at least two years and also with a printed newspaper, have been taken into consideration. On the related websites, a review of media was carried out on the judicial News published in November-December 2017 and the collected data were evaluated by means of content analysis method. As a result of this study, it was determined that the new media news sites of the TRNChas contrary issues while serving the story in the name of communication ethics principles and human rights. It has found out that, the biggest factors of this issue are the deficiency of education and high clicks expectation (circulation).

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