Browse DORAS
Browse Theses
Search
Latest Additions
Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed for use under a:

RTÉ's coverage of the campaigning on the eighth amendment to the constitutionissues of objectivity, impartiality and fairness

Caden, John (2006) RTÉ's coverage of the campaigning on the eighth amendment to the constitutionissues of objectivity, impartiality and fairness. Master of Arts thesis, Dublin City University.

Full text available as:

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
4Mb

Abstract

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, what became known alternatively as the Pro-Life or the Abortion Referendum resulted in a new Constitutional provision that: “ Acknowledged the right to life o f the unborn, with due regard to the equal right to life o f the mother” . The campaign, which had been initiated by Catholic groups in an effort to protect traditional moral views, became bitter and divisive within society as it progressed. In its news and programme coverage o f this campaign, RTE, the national broadcaster, was confronted by many new editorial challenges as to how it might cover an inter-communal debate on an issue o f constitutional change. In particular it was required by law to cover the campaigning in a manner that was objective, impartial and fair to all concerned.

Item Type:Thesis (Master of Arts)
Date of Award:2006
Refereed:No
Supervisor(s):Horgan, John
Uncontrolled Keywords:impartiality; objectivity; fairness; public service broadcasting
Subjects:Social Sciences > Journalism
Social Sciences > Mass media
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Communications
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17324
Deposited On:29 Aug 2012 11:57 by Fran Callaghan. Last Modified 29 Aug 2012 11:57

Download statistics

Archive Staff Only: edit this record