I took quite a lot from this session, we discussed ethics in the media including phone hacking and the dreaded death knock which seemingly nobody wants to do.
Jools was quite competent with his roll-play situation regarding a death knock and it definitely brought it into my consciousness about what it must be like to approach a heart-breaking situation like that.
I found the ethical debate very interesting and it was seemingly very well broken down to show when and how we face ethical situations every day.
Do I believe phone hacking is ever ethical in any way, shape or form? I think when there is a threat to national security we certainly have to take some further reaching measures.
To me journalism has to be scrupulously honest even when reporting something that we maybe don’t like reporting.