We at the Ethical center, recommend that News Limited considers society’s change of opinions about the company and loss of confidence after phone-hacking scandal, the law change of limiting the expansion of the company and unethical employment as the most significant organizational behavioral issues afflicting the company.
The reason why News Limited should consider these three issues is because there will be a large loss of market share if readers, or may better say customers, in the society change the opinions about underlying values and beliefs of News Limited and loss confidence of their future behavior; the change of laws may limit its expansion; and the unethical employment may lead to social issue in the long term.
The phone-hacking scandal of one of the News Corporation subsidiaries- News of the World reflects the whole entire business. One of Murdoch’s former top executive said ...view middle of the document...
People will defend the news that is sourced unethically. However, the Former chairman and CEO of News Ltd, John Hartigan said, the culture in News Limited is so different from that in UK. People refer a lot of the media as “red tops’ in the UK. They are very aggressive newspaper; they are very sensational, dealing with people’s private lives. He would argue very strenuously that they don’t have those behaviors in Australia. While the society and people tend to believe the fact that happened rather than the speech of CEO.
News Ltd controls 70 percent of the nation's news readership, including eight of the 12 major daily newspapers in Australia, as well as the only national newspaper, The Australian, Professor Rolph said the scandal may also lead to a review on concentration of media ownership in Australia. Dr. Denis Muller, who is an expert in media ethics and accountability from the University of Melbourne, shared the same view, saying that it is possible that the parliament might revise the media ownership laws with a view to limiting any Murdoch expansion in television and other electronic media. CR: Australia has always been less interfere privacy of news??? Rebuttal: trend~
Murdoch had previously been criticized for building a media empire that lacked any ethical base and replacing responsible journalism with "gossip, sensationalism, and manufactured controversy." A professor of journalism at State University of New York accused Murdoch of building the most "dishonest, unprincipled and corrupt" media empire in history. People process management of News Limited should not be influenced by Murdoch culture when making decision. Talk about something how it should hire people. CR: more interesting news yields more profit. Rebuttal: Like News of the world stewed in its own juice, ultimately unethical employee behavior will lead to a failure of the business. Plus, due to deontological theory that the rightness or wrongness depends on the inherent intention rather than the consequences, although there might be a chance to generate higher profit, it is not ethical to recruit immoral employees who get their jobs done by unethical way.