Una apuesta moral por alcanzar calidad en el tratamiento informativo del dolor

Translated title of the contribution: A moral bet on achieving quality in the informative handling of grief

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The purpose of this paper is to highlight the moral nature of the reporter's work in order to improve the quality of the story when covering events that involve some kind of grief and sorrow for the victims. The solution starts from the interpretive values that are required from the reporter, marked by the need to understand the reasons preceding human and natural actions, which are finally subject to the greatest media attention, particularly in such painful acts. Among these values, we highlight the respect that allows reporters to access a better self-awareness before others who, like him, can be the object of distressing information, the solidarity that makes it possible to share with the information given, the feelings and frustrations, and the trust that the complex informative situation will be treated with the greatest care and discretion. Ultimately, the journalistic coverage in situations of grief provides a variation or transformation of the news regarding the quality of the handling of grief, because, although victims are always the object of greater informative interest, quality is not always achieved in the most appropriate terms according to their own vulnerability. Thus, the quality of the journalistic information will be presented as a transformation of the informative related to the search, elaboration and dissemination of stories of grief and death, linked in the process by the very action of what the reporter does and the notion of added value about what is being reported.

Translated title of the contributionA moral bet on achieving quality in the informative handling of grief
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)134 - 164
Number of pages31
JournalPalabra Clave
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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  • Communication


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