Living Ethics Across Media Platforms

ISBN-10: 0195188608
ISBN-13: 9780195188608
Edition: 2008
Authors: Michael Bugeja
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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

A thorough, well-researched introduction to media ethics, Living Ethics gives students a clear and cogent look at the foundations and fundamentals of ethics across media platforms. Bugeja addresses both classic and contemporary cases, and gives the reader not only a sense of what to do in a given situation, but how to be. Relentlessly practical, the book calls on students to develop their own, personal codes of ethics to help guide them through dilemmas that will occur in their own lives. In so doing, Bugeja goes beyond the prescriptive approach of many texts, and has created a book that assumes both that students can understand ethics, and also act ethically.

Michael Bugeja is Director of the Greenlee School of Journalism andCommunication, Iowa State University.

Preface
Permissions
Introduction
Building Your Ethical Base
Influence
Basic Concepts
Basic Intentions
Basic Influences
Familial
Experiential
Generational
Cultural
Social Mores
The Influence of History
The Influence of Language
Illustration: "On Trigger Words"
Perception and Balance
Illustration: "The Fine Line of Balance"
Photograph: "Father Holding Son, Who Nearly Drowned"
Journal Exercise-"Deprogramming Your Influences"
Responsibility
Basic Concepts
Honoring Accountability
Role Models, Mentors, Icons and Idols
Broader Responsibilities
Photograph: "Editors at the Mailbag," Highlights for Children
Moral Relativism and Absolutes
First Principles
Journal Exercise-"You're Absolutely Courageous"
Truth
Fonts of Truth
Objectivity as a Process
News Process
Advertising/Public Relations Process
Truthful Platforms
Truthful Disclosures
Visual Judgment Calls
Photograph: "Grieving Family and Friends"
Photograph: "Flight Nurse"
Photograph: "Marine Funeral"
Photograph: "Couple Kissing"
Photograph: "Magdalena"
Photograph: "Lanier"
A Word About Satire
Editorial Cartoon: "An Army of One"
Editorial Cartoon: "NASA"
Illustration: "Bunny Bio-Behind the Fur, Energizer Bunny"
Higher Concepts
Journal Exercise-"Your Highs, Lows and Turning Points"
Testing Your Ethical Base
Falsehood
Basic Concepts
Categories and Consequences
A Word About Quote-Making
Visual Lies
Photo/Illustration: "Crossing the Line in Photojournalism"
Questionable Lies
Journal Exercise-"Just How Truthful Are You?"
Manipulation
Basic Concepts
Brief History of the Hoax
Categories and Consequences
Activist Hoax
Impersonator Hoax
Personal Hoax
Political Hoax
Sensational Hoax
Stunt Hoax
Hoaxbusting Methods
Journal Exercise-"Your Biases, Fears and Convictions"
Temptation
Dealing With Temptation
A Plagiarism Primer
Detecting Plagiarism
Dealing With Conflicts of Interest
New Media Conflicts
Compassionate Conflicts
Religious and Familial Conflicts
Editorial vs. Advertising Conflicts
Diversity Conflicts
Visual Conflicts
Photograph: "Brian"
Journal Exercise-"Your Own Conflict Resolution"
Bias
Exploring Bias
Exploring Stereotypes
Dealing With Bias
Anticipated vs. Received Message
Journal Exercise-"Taking Stock: Your Personal Bias Barometer"
Enhancing Your Ethical Base
Fairness
The Fairness Process
Fairness-Related Concepts
Corrections and Apologies
Discretion
Journal Exercise-"Do You or Others Play Fair or Foul?"
Power
Power Bases
Power of the Press vs. Profit
Censorship vs. Self-Censorship
Taste vs. Free Expression
Illustration: "Child's Subliminal Ad"
Empowerment
Two Cases of Sexual Harassment
Compassion
Photograph: "A Policeman's Torment"
Photograph: "Floodwaters From Hurricane Katrina"
Essay: "Ode to New Orleans"
Photograph: "Roadside Memorial"
Photograph: "Final Moments"
Essay: "Lasting Moments"
Journal Exercise-"Your Path to Empowerment"
Value Systems
Personal and Professional Standards
Creating Codes
Photograph: "A Sampling of Codes"
Journal Exercise-"Your Own Code of Ethics"
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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