Ethics for Public Communication Defining Moments in Media History

ISBN-10: 0195374541

ISBN-13: 9780195374544

Edition: 2011

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Description: This book, intended as a core text for a basic course on Media Ethics, takes a distinctive approach to the study of ethics. Focusing on one historic episode per chapter, the book is divided into three parts that represent the three major functions of the media within democratic societies:news, persuasion, and entertainment. This sets the book apart from many ethics books, which are generally located within the journalistic paradigm. Blending classic and contemporary cases, these three very well known authors discuss media ethics with a thorough grounding in theory, particularly communitarian theory, an antidote to the more widely discussed libertarian theory. Reviewers noted a distinctly international feeling to the book,considered a plus, as well as good coverage of contemporary topics like blogging and entertainment.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.232

Preface
Introduction: Communitarian Ethics
News
Edward R. Murrow and Public Information
Al-Jazeera English
Drudgereport.com and Civil Society
Surveillance after September 11
WLBT and Hearing the Public
Advocacy
Supersize Me and Marketing Fat
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
Stormfront and the Ethics of Hate
Edward Bernays and Public Relations as the Engineering of Consent
United Negro College Fund and the Advertising Council
Entertainment
Deep Throat and the Ethics of Mediated Sex
Russell Means: Oglala Sioux Activist
Norman Lear's Comedic Commentary
Reading the Romance and Popular Art
Art, Rage, Violence, Protest
Epilogue: Three Underlinings
Index
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