Journalism Ethics

A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media

Author: Fred Brown

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1936863111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 529

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Fred Brown is an adjunct instructor in communication ethics at the University of Denver and a principal in a Denver-based media training and consulting firm. He is a former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and former chair of its ethics committee. He worked nearly 40 years as a reporter and editor at The Denver Post and still writes a Sunday editorial page column for the paper. --Book Jacket.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism Ethics

A Philosophical Approach

Author: Christopher Meyers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199708031

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 2798

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.
Posted in Philosophy

Journalism Ethics and Regulation

Author: Chris Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786171X

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 2978

Technology, and the democratising of news gathering, continue to change traditional journalistic practice making the path through ethical and regulatory frameworks tough to negotiate. As high-profile celebrity cases such as Max Mosley's vividly illustrate, conflicts between the law, ethics and the public’s right and desire to be informed are not easily resolved. This comprehensive volume addresses the ethical considerations, dilemmas and challenges the practising journalist faces, each minute, every day. Providing context and practical advice, it explores an area of crucial importance for the 21st century, thoroughly equipping the reader with the information and tools to negotiate this challenging area knowledgeably, practically and responsibly. This book has been written for students and trainee journalists, working journalists and editors, and indeed for any student of the media.
Posted in Social Science

Quagmires and Quandaries

Exploring Journalism Ethics

Author: Ian Richards

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868406237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

View: 9220

Despite best intentions, various codes of ethics and extensive public attention, journalists are repeatedly seen to behave in ways that are less than edifying. With refreshing candour and scholarly rigour, Ian Richards, journalist and academic, examines the reasons why this particular profession is, apparently, so ethically challenged.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Invention of Journalism Ethics

The Path to Objectivity and Beyond

Author: Stephen J.A. Ward

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077357638X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 6460

Does objectivity in the news media exist? In The Invention of Journalism Ethics Stephen Ward argues that, given the current emphasis on interpretation, analysis, and perspective, journalists and the public need a new theory of objectivity. He explores the varied ethical assertions of journalists over the past few centuries, focusing on the changing relationship between journalist and audience. This historical analysis leads to an innovative theory of pragmatic objectivity that enables journalists and the public to recognize and avoid biased and unbalanced reporting. Ward convincingly demonstrates that journalistic objectivity is not a set of absolute standards but the same fallible but reasonable objectivity used for making decisions in other professions and public institutions.
Posted in Social Science

Online Journalism Ethics: Traditions and Transitions

Traditions and Transitions

Author: Cecilia Friend,Jane Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317463609

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 2697

Online media present both old and new ethical issues for journalists who must make decisions in an interactive, instantaneous environment short on normative standards or guidelines. This user-friendly book guides prospective and professional journalists through ethical questions encountered only online. Including real-life examples and perspectives from online journalists in every chapter, the book examines the issues of gathering information, reporting, interviewing, and writing for mainstream news organizations on the Web. It considers the ethical implications of linking, interactivity, verification, transparency, and Web advertising, as well as the effects of convergence on newsrooms. It also addresses the question of who is a journalist and what is journalism in an age when anyone can be a publisher. Each chapter includes a complex case study that promotes critical thinking and classroom discussion about how to apply the ethical issues covered.
Posted in Political Science

Journalism Ethics

A Reference Handbook

Author: Elliot D. Cohen,Deni Elliott

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9780874368734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 5140

This timely, multiauthored volume focuses on the major issues that shape journalism ethics today--issues such as objectivity, freedom of the press, privacy, control of news organization by nonmedia concerns, increased diversity in news media outlets, morality, professionalism, and accountability.
Posted in Business & Economics

Global Journalism Ethics

Author: Stephen J. A. Ward

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773585214

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 305

View: 4776

Stephen Ward argues that present media practices are narrowly based within the borders of single country and thus unable to successfully inform the public about a globalized world. Presenting an ethical framework for work in multimedia, the author extends John Rawl s theories of justice and the human good to redefine the aims for which journalism should strive and then applies this new foundation to issues such as the roles of patriotism and objectivity in journalism. An innovative argument that presents a necessary corrective to contemporary media practices, Global Journalism Ethics is a theoretically rich study for journalists on the air, in print, and on the internet.
Posted in BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies

Author: Howard Good

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742554283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 2317

Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies poses urgent questions about journalism ethics and offers candid answers. As the title suggests, the authors—some of the nation's leading journalism scholars—investigate popular movies to illustrate the kind of ethical dilemmas journalists encounter on the job, resulting in a student-friendly book sure to spark interest and stimulate thinking. At a time when experts and the public alike worry that journalism has lost its way, here's a book that can provide much-needed, accessible guidance.
Posted in Business & Economics

Ethics and Journalism

Author: Karen Sanders

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761969679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

View: 3859

Ethics and Journalism provides a comprehensive overview of the main approaches to ethical enquiry in Western journalism. It examines the ethical dilemmas faced by journalists in all areas of the media and sets our ways of achieving ethical journalism.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism Ethics

Arguments and cases for the twenty-first century

Author: Roger Patching,Martin Hirst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317963741

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 8242

Journalism Ethics: Arguments and Cases for the 21st Century explores the major ethical dilemmas facing journalists in the digital age. Engaging with both the theory and practice of journalism ethics, this text explains the key ethical concepts and dilemmas in journalism and provides an international range of examples and case studies, considering traditional and social media from a global perspective. Journalism Ethics offers an introductory philosophical underpinning to ethics that traces the history of the freedom of expression from the time of Greek philosophers like Aristotle, through the French and American revolutions, to modern day. Throughout the book Patching and Hirst examine ethically-challenging issues such as deception, trial by media, dealing with sources and privacy intrusion. They also explore continuing ethical fault lines around accuracy, bias, fairness and objectivity, chequebook journalism, the problems of the foreign correspondent, the conflicts between ethics and the law and between journalists and public relations consultants. Concluding with a step-by-step guide to ethical thinking on the job, this textbook is an invaluable resource for students of journalism, media and communication.
Posted in Social Science

Ethics in Journalism

Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444358928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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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. Utilizes dozens of new case studies, mostly taken from everyday experiences of reporters at both large and smaller newspapers and TV stations Explores the practical ethical issues involved in developing sources, coming to terms with objectivity, and bringing compassion to the pressures of journalism Considers the impact of blogs and the internet on traditional values of journalism Compares journalistic practices across different free societies
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism Ethics by Court Decree

The Supreme Court on the Proper Practice of Journalism

Author: John C. Watson

Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing

ISBN: 9781593322663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

View: 6563

Watson concludes that journalism practice is guided and defined by law and ethics. Journalists are most likely to follow an ethical principle when it is supported by the law and less likely if it is opposed or not supported by the law. The law at issue is virtually always the First Amendment. Because the Supreme Court has the final say on First Amendment issues, the Court has a powerful influence on the applied ethics of journalism. Watson analyzes Court rulings since 1947 that address journalism's primary ethical principles. He considers the implications of having jurists set the course of proper journalism practice, especially when unfettered journalism ethics require journalists to violate the law.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Good News, Bad News

Journalism Ethics And The Public Interest

Author: Jeremy Iggers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429979770

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 4015

In Good News, Bad News , Jeremy Iggers argues that journalism's institutionalized conversation about ethics largely evades the most important issues regarding the public interest and the civic responsibilities of the press. Changes in the ownership and organization of the news media make these issues especially timely; although journalism's ethics rest on the idea of journalism as a profession, the rise of market-driven journalism has undermined journalists' professional status. Ultimately, argues Iggers, journalism is impossible without a public that cares about the common life. Written in an accessible style, Good News, Bad News is important reading for journalists, communication scholars, and students. }Public dissatisfaction with the news media frequently gives rise to calls for journalists to live up to the ethical standards of their profession. But what if the fault lies in part with the standards themselves?Jeremy Iggers argues that journalisms institutionalized conversation about ethics largely evades the most important issues regarding the public interest and the civic responsibilities of the press. Changes in the ownership and organization of the news media make these issues especially timely; although journalisms ethics rest on the idea of journalism as a profession, the rise of market-driven journalism has undermined journalists professional status.Ultimately, argues Iggers, journalism is impossible without a public that cares about the common life. A more meaningful approach to journalism ethics must begin with a consideration of the role of the news media in a democratic society and proceed to look for practical ways in which journalism can contribute to the vitality of public life.Written in an accessible style, Good News, Bad News is important reading for journalists, communication scholars, and students. }
Posted in Social Science

Journalism, Ethics and Society

Author: David Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317110293

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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Journalism, Ethics and Society provides a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of debates within media ethics in relation to the purpose of news and journalism for society. It assesses how the meaning of news and journalism is central to a discourse in ethics and further evaluates the continuing role of liberalism in helping to define both theory and practice. Its timely and topical analysis focuses on two of the most central concepts within media ethics and journalistic practice: the US based Public Journalism 'movement' and European Union media policies. It provides new ways of thinking about media ethics and will be of interest to students and researchers working within the field of media, cultural studies and journalism, as well as scholars of philosophy.
Posted in Social Science

Journalistic ethics

a book on ethics of journalism in Africa

Author: Dayo Duyile

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 1181

Posted in Business & Economics

Journalistic Ethics

Moral Responsibility in the Media

Author: Dale Jacquette

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315508834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 7729

Journalistic Ethics: Moral Responsibility in the Media examines the moral rights and responsibilities of journalists to provide what Dale Jacquette calls “truth telling in the public interest.” With 31 case studies from contemporary journalistic practice, the book demonstrates the immediate practical implications of ethics for working journalists as well as for those who read or watch the news. This case-study approach is paired with a theoretical grounding, and issues include freedom of the press, censorship and withholding sensitive information for the greater public good, protection of confidential sources, journalistic respect for privacy, objectivity, perspective and bias, and editorial license and its obligations. This is a book for anyone who now works in journalism, or is considering a career as a journalist. It is also important groundwork for everyone who follows the day's events in newspapers, radio, television, or on the internet.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age

Author: Denis Muller

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925113167

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 4870

Journalism is being transformed by the digital revolution. Journalists working for media organisations are having to file and update stories across multiple platforms under increasing time pressures. Meanwhile, anyone with sufficient literacy skills and access to the internet can aspire to practise journalism, and many are doing so. And yet journalism in any form still depends for its legitimacy on the observance of ethical principles and practices. For example, it has to maintain a commitment to telling the truth, and to minimise deception and betrayal; deal with conflicts of interest; protect sources and their confidences; know how to report on traumatised and vulnerable people; and know when to respect privacy. Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age covers all these areas and more. It traces the ethics of journalism from their origins in philosophy to the new challenges brought about by digital technology, with practical examples to show how ethical values and principles can play out in the real world. An invaluable tool for ethical decision-making, this is a book for professional journalists and citizen journalists, for students in the disciplines of journalism, media, communications, and applied ethics, and for the engaged reader everywhere.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism Ethics

Philosophical Foundations for News Media

Author: John Merrill

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312138998

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 3398

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics

Cases and Practice

Author: David E. Boeyink,Sandra L. Borden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135856192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 5561

This book teaches students how to make the difficult ethical decisions that journalists routinely face. By taking a case-based approach, the authors argue that the best way to make an ethical decision is to look closely at a particular situation, rather than looking first to an abstract set of ethical theories or principles. This book goes beyond the traditional approaches of many other journalism textbooks by using cases as the starting point for building ethical practices. Casuistry, the technical name of such a method, develops provisional guidelines from the bottom up by reasoning analogically from an "easy" ethical case (the "paradigm") to "harder" ethical cases. Thoroughly grounded in actual experience, this method admits more nuanced judgments than most theoretical approaches.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines