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Journalism Ethics A Philosophical Approach

ISBN-10: 0195370791

ISBN-13: 9780195370799

Edition: 2010

Authors: Christopher Meyers

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Since the introduction of radio and television news, journalism has gone through multiple transformations, but each time it has been sustained by a commitment to basic values and best practices. Journalism Ethics is a reminder, a defense and an elucidation of core journalistic values, with particular emphasis on the interplay of theory, conceptual analysis and practice. The book begins with a sophisticated model for ethical decision-making, one that connects classical theories with the central purposes of journalism. Top scholars from philosophy, journalism and communications offer essays on such topics as objectivity, privacy, confidentiality, conflict of interest, the history of journalism, online journalism, and the definition of a journalist. The result is a guide to ethically sound and socially justified journalism-in whatever form that practice emerges. Journalism Ethics will appeal to students and teachers of journalism ethics, as well as journalists and practical ethicists in general.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Contributors
Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations
Ethics Theory and Decision Making
Introduction
An Explanation and a Method for the Ethics of Journalism
Moral Development and Journalism
History and Justification
Introduction
Press Freedom and Responsibility
The Moral Justification for Journalism
The Search for Global Media Ethics
What Is Journalism? Who Is a Journalist?
Introduction
Why Journalism Is a Profession
Who Is a Journalist
Norms and the Network: Journalistic Ethics in a Shared Media Space
Objectivity
Introduction
Inventing Objectivity: New Philosophical Foundations
Is Objective News Possible?
The Practice of Journalism
The Business of Journalism
Introduction
Journalism's Tangled Web: Business, Ethics, and Professional Practice
The Decline of the News Business
Covering a World That's Falling Apart, When Yours Is Too
Privacy
Introduction
The Ethics of Privacy
Understanding and Respecting Privacy
Approaching the News: Reporters and Consumers
Introduction
Conflicting Loyalties and Personal Choices
A Robust Future for Conflict of Interest
Respecting Sources' Confidentiality: Critical but Not Absolute
The Ethical Obligations of News Consumers
Getting the Story
Introduction
The Ethos of "Getting the Story"
Mitigation Watchdogs: The Ethical Foundation for a Journalist's Role
Image Ethics
Introduction
Visual Ethics: An Integrative Approach to Ethical Practice in Visual Journalism
Ethics and Images: Five Major Concerns
Index