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The Dark Side of "Reality TV": Professional Ethics and the Treatment of "Reality"-Show Participants

@article{Mast2016TheDS,
  title={The Dark Side of "Reality TV": Professional Ethics and the Treatment of "Reality"-Show Participants},
  author={Jelle Mast},
  journal={International Journal of Communication},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={22}
}
  • J. Mast
  • Published 27 April 2016
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Communication
This article proposes an inventory of key ethical issues emerging from the production of reality TV shows, with a primary focus on participants’ rights/interests and program makers’ responsibilities. The analysis is structured according to four categories of potential harm (intrusion, humiliation, misrepresentation, and appropriation) and different stages of the production process, integrating theorizations on media, documentary, and image ethics with insights derived from 48 semistructured… 

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