Ethics in Journalism

ISBN-10: 1405159340
ISBN-13: 9781405159340
Edition: 6th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Ron F. Smith
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Description: The reputation of journalists is continually being questioned. Nearly every public opinion poll shows that people have lost respect for journalists and lost faith in the news media. In this fully updated and expanded 6th edition of Ethics in  More...

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Book details

List price: $72.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474

The reputation of journalists is continually being questioned. Nearly every public opinion poll shows that people have lost respect for journalists and lost faith in the news media. In this fully updated and expanded 6th edition of Ethics in Journalism, author Ron F. Smith provides a highly readable introduction to journalism ethics, and offers solutions for the many ethical dilemmas facing journalists today.Fully revised and updated throughout, the new edition:Utilizes dozens of new case studies, most taken from everyday experiences of reporters at both large and smaller newspapers and TV stationsExplores the practical ethical issues involved in developing sources, coming to terms with objectivity, and bringing compassion to the pressures of journalismConsiders the impact of blogs and the Internet on traditional values of journalismRelates American journalistic practices to those of media in other free societiesExamines the effect of the changing ownership models on the quality of journalismProvides a philosophic perspective to ethical questions

List of Illustrations
Preface
Principles and Guidelines
The Search for Principles
The Study of Ethics
Telling the Truth
Truth and Objectivity
Errors
Transparency
Faking the News
Reporting the News
Working with Sources
The Government Watch
The Shady World of Unnamed Sources
Deception
Compassion and the Journalist
Compassion, Privacy, and Ordinary Citizens
Privacy for Political Leaders
Compassion and Photographers
Conflicts of Interest
Journalists and Their Communities
Freebies and Financial Concerns
The Business of Journalism
Discussion of Cases
Index

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