ETHICS & REGULATION
Instructions to candidates:
allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do
not write anything during this time)
Answer Question 1, which is compulsory, and then any FOUR of the remaining
questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]
TEN subjects that form the majority of complaints to news outlets. [2 each]
TEN headings which occur in most of the world’s regulations – voluntary and
legal – in respect of conduct relating to media personnel. [2 each]
features editor, you have assigned a writer to interview a man found not guilty
of murder. The person refuses to be interviewed unless he is paid a substantial
sum of money. What action would you take and why? Give your answer in not more
than 100 words. 
move from one newspaper to another which has no lawyer on the premises during
unlike your first newspaper where a lawyer sat in the newsroom reading proofs
while the publication was being prepared.
Explain why you think one is necessary.
would you do if the management continued to refuse your request? [10 each]
editor, you have to promote one of your staff to picture editor. Name TEN
qualities you would consider essential for the role. [2 each]
Photographers are subject to strict guidelines, often reinforced by legislation
in many countries.
FIVE of the principal constraints on photographers. [4 each]
Define the following terms:
Slander [2 each]
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. Both terms are widely
used for a particular faction. How would you brief TV reporters and editorial
staff on usage? Give your answer in 50 words.
boy and girl twins aged 14 face charges of using drugs. They are the children
of your managing director. Can you name them? Give your answer in not more than
50 words. [10 each]