In The Eye of The Beholder:

The Ethical Pitfalls of Images and Video in News Reports

As a breakdown of the prompt above first the words singularly and then as a phraseology with a greater meaning.  

A Beholder is a person observing or looking at the actions and movements in society using the sense of sight to enhance awareness. Sight is one of the five senses used in the analysis of the world around use.

The Eyes are a unique perception tool that is personalized and systematic in connecting images with words.

As a Perceiver the sense of sight allows visual connections to cross a multitude of functions in the mind. Using reason, logic and emotion work interchangeably in this process, the Spectacle becomes a psychological perspective of what is unfolding suggests Jacquette (2007).  

This can make a difference in how the Images are intrinsically interpreted and emotionally acknowledged. Technology has generated Hazardous  fluctuations in imagery consumption. The increased infiltration of digital content causes the personal psyche to process at speeds that may be a comprehension disaster.

to scan your individualised database for relevant experience so you can form an understanding and meaning.  As a Watcher, Onlooker & Spectator of the world’s diverse societies, you form a unique version of moral judgement and ethical codes of conduct. This is why humans judge the same events, Photos and Cinematic presentations in radically different ways(Jacquette, 2007).


Jacquette, D. (2007). Journalistic ethics: Moral responsibility in the media. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc.


Author: K. Ryan

My name is Krysta Ryan and I am a student at Ashford University seeking a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a bachelor's degree Mass Communication. I am from Cincinnati Ohio in which my professional experiences include Executive Management within the nonprofit sector and worked as a Social Media Manager which allowed me to gain a working knowledge of writing for newer digital platforms.

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