Excerpted from the first paragraph: The Eastern Shore Sun is "a free publication for the communities of Clarence, Sorell & Tasman" which are located in the south east of Tasmania (Eastern Shore Sun, 2011, p. 1). Every month free copies of the news paper are sent to every resident of these three communities. I chose this particular paper to locate articles on social change as its primary focus is on the social impacts affecting the people living in these neighborhoods. How the people are doing, what changes are being made socially, and where the communities are headed.
Excerpted from the first paragraph: Social responsibility is a person or organization's ability to meet the needs of all constituencies, public or private, without alienating any particular branch. Three such organizations which produce change in a socially responsible way are Hewlett-Packard (HP), UNICEF, and Amnesty International (AI). HP is a corporate run business with a goal and mindset towards capitalistic revenue. UNICEF is an organization created by the United Nations with political backing and resources. Amnesty International is a non-profit decentralized organization with social backing and political means. Each of these groups is greater than a single person, and as such is capable of achieving far more in regards to social responsibility.
Excerpted from the first paragraph: At the start of this course, my view of social responsibility was that it "is the cultural accountability of everyone to the universal moral ethics of society. By universal moral ethics, I mean that there are some values which apply to all people at all times, past, present and future (Chaffee, 2011, p. 395)." However, in week three I restated the meaning of social responsibility as, "a person or organization's ability to meet the needs of all constituencies, public or private, without alienating any particular branch," in my paper on socially responsible groups. Although, the meaning of these two definitions is the same, I came to a much more unambiguous meaning the second time around as I began to understand that social responsibility is not something one does, but something one feels.