The Ethics of Journalism

The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media
Author: Angela Smith
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857734636
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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The landscape in which journalists now work is substantially different to that of the twentieth century. The rise of digital and social media necessitates a new way of considering the ethical questions facing practicing journalists. This volume considers the various individual, cultural and institutional influences that have an impact on journalistic ethics today. It also examines the links between ethics and professionalism, the organisational promotion of ethical values and the tensions between ethics, freedom of information and speech, and the need to disseminate information. By comparing the theoretical underpinnings of journalistic ethics with a variety of international case studies, this volume provides a comparative global analysis of the ethical challenges faced by the media in the twenty-first century. It will be essential reading for students of journalism and practising journalists.

The New Ethics of Journalism

Principles for the 21st Century
Author: Kelly McBride,Tom Rosenstiel
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483320952
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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Featuring a new code of ethics for journalists and essays by 14 journalism thought leaders and practitioners, The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century, by Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstiel, examines the new pressures brought to bear on journalism by technology and changing audience habits. It offers a new framework for making critical moral choices, as well as case studies that reinforce the concepts and principles rising to prominence in 21st century communication. The book addresses the unique problems facing journalism today, including how we arrive at truth in an era of abundant and unverified information; the evolution of new business models and partnerships; the presence of journalists on independent social media platforms; the role of diversity; the meaning of stories; the value of images; and the role of community in the production of journalism.

Online Journalism Ethics: Traditions and Transitions

Traditions and Transitions
Author: Cecilia Friend,Jane Singer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317463617
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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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.

The Ethics of the Story

Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism
Author: David Craig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742537774
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 217
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The best journalists are masters at their craft. With a comma and a colon, a vivid verb and a colorful adjective, they not only convey important information but also create a sense of place and evoke powerful emotions. A compelling story can shape--for good or ill--the way a reader understands people, events, and issues. The Ethics of the Story examines the ethical implications of narrative techniques commonly used in journalism, not just literary journalism but also news and feature writing. The book draws on interviews with 60 talented journalists, including Pulitzer Prize winners, to offer practical advice about ethical choices in writing and editing. Much has been written about journalism ethics, but the discussion has often focused on spectacularly bad decisions--such as Jayson Blair's and Jack Kelley's use of fraudulent narrative--rather than the ethical dimension of day-to-day choices about the building blocks of journalistic storytelling. The Ethics of the Story fills a gap in current work on ethics, writing, and editing. It will enlighten any serious wordsmith with a story to tell.

Campaigns and Conscience

The Ethics of Political Journalism
Author: Philip M. Seib
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275946241
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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Seib examines the ethical issues underlying the volatile relationship between journalists and politicians. It provides an inside look at how reporters and candidates do their jobs. From the screening process news organizations use to decide which candidates to cover, to the truth-testing of political ads, to the controversies surrounding election night projections, this work articulates crucial ethical questions and helps readers in their search for answers. As a political communications text, Campaigns and Conscience looks at the many facets of political journalism: what reporters need to know before covering a campaign; how to approach the character issue; how to keep up with the frantic pace of a campaign; why campaign ads should be covered as news; the allure and dangers of polls, projections, and endorsements; and the responsibility of the press to cover one of the most powerful quasi-political institutions--the press itself.

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.

The Ethical Journalist

Making Responsible Decisions in the Pursuit of News
Author: Gene Foreman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444359649
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
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The Ethical Journalist gives aspiring journalists the tools they need to make responsible professional decisions. Provides a foundation in applied ethics in journalism Examines the subject areas where ethical questions most frequently arise in modern practice Incorporates the views of distinguished print, broadcast and online journalists, exploring such critical issues as race, sex, and the digitalization of news sources Illustrated with 24 real-life case studies that demonstrate how to think in 'shades of gray' rather than 'black and white' Includes questions for class discussion and guides for putting important ethical concepts to use in the real world Accompanying website includes model course schedules, discussion guides, PowerPoint slides, sample quiz and exam questions and links to additional readings online: www.wiley.com/go/foreman

Journalism Ethics and Regulation


Author: Chris Frost
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131786171X
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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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.

Ethics and Journalism


Author: Karen Sanders
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761969679
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 196
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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.

The Ethical Journalist


Author: Tony Harcup
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848604971
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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"As one of the main scriptwriters of the two internal BBC training sessions which were produced following the Hutton inquiry, I can heartily recommend this book." - Peter Stewart, BBC Training Department "Packed with illustrations of journalistic heroism and skulduggery... This is an engaging and useful reference book and should become essential reading for serious students of journalism and for those who practise it." - Times Higher Education Supplement "A must-read for all journalists - be they reporters, editors or bloggers. It is both a straightforward explanation of ethical dilemmas using real-life examples and a subtle commentary on the state of British journalism." - British Journalism Review "This engaging nd accessible book cannot fail to inspire those who want to be good journalists in every sense of the word." - Journalism Practice Everything that journalists do has ethical implications, and in this book Tony Harcup explores the range of issues likely to confront those studying journalism or training to become journalists. The starting point for this engaging and innovative book is that ethical journalism is good journalism. Building on the reflective and questioning approach of the author's acclaimed Journalism: Principles and Practice, this book discusses journalists' personal anecdotes alongside relevant critical studies by academics. Original interviews include Andrew Gilligan on his meeting with weapons expert Dr David Kelly and Ryan Parry on being an undercover reporter in Buckingham Palace. Informed by new research and the author's own experience within mainstream and alternative journalism, The Ethical Journalist addresses topics such as trust, the public interest, deception, news values, source relationships, crime reporting, regulation and the Hutton inquiry. This exciting new title discusses ethics as fundamental rather than as a set of problems or an added extra, and it should become essential reading for everyone interested in journalism.

Journalism Ethics

A Philosophical Approach
Author: Christopher Meyers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199708031
Category: Philosophy
Page: 392
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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.

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
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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.

The Ethics of Journalism

The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media
Author: Colin Shindler
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857736140
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
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Israel’s relations - or lack of them - with Muslim countries throughout the Middle East and the Islamic world are subject to repeated analysis and scrutiny in both the media and academia. But what have previously been less examined are Israel’s relationships with the rest of world: from the former colonial states of Britain and France to the superpowers of the US and Russia and to emerging and regional powers such as China, India and Brazil. Conventionally seen as a state isolated from its Arab neighbours and irrevocably allied with the US, Israel is examined here in the light of its efforts to strengthen diplomatic ties with other powers, such as its attempts to improve fractious relationship with post-World War II Germany and the EU. Taking into consideration the fact that relations with Turkey have cooled significantly following the raid on the Gaza flotilla in 2008, Israel has been forced to look even further for support and alliances. It is by looking at Israel’s relations with established and rising world powers that this book offers vital analysis for researchers of both Middle East studies and International Relations.

Ethical Issues in Journalism and the Media


Author: Andrew Belsey,Ruth Chadwick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134914792
Category: Philosophy
Page: 196
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This book examines the ethical concepts which lie at the heart of journalism, including freedom, democracy, truth, objectivity, honesty and privacy. The common concern of the authors is to promote ethical conduct in the practice of journalism, as well as the quality of the information that readers and audience receive from the media.

The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalism

Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut
Author: Caroline Rooney,Rita Sakr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113513653X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 226
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This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media including film and art. The book investigates and promotes an awareness of an ethics of representation on questions of extreme emotional investment, comparing representations of the siege to representations of other traumatic events, visiting responses from those of different cultural backgrounds to the same event and considering implications with respect to comparative approaches. Chapters explore how literature, journalism and art contribute to overcoming the dangers of forgetting and denial, memorial excess and fundamentalism, the radicalization of violence, and the complete breakdown of trust on international levels, asking how they challenge geopolitical, intellectual, and psychological states of siege and instead promote awareness, acknowledgement, mourning, and justice across divided communities. The book extends the use of postcolonial methodologies affiliated with history, international relations, and psychoanalysis (memory, trauma) to Middle-Eastern studies, and visits the siege’s effect on different forms of memory and memorialization: selective memory, trauma, gaps and fissures in historical accounts, recording of eyewitness reports, and artistic re-imaginings and realizations of alternative archives.

Journalism Ethics

A Reference Handbook
Author: Elliot D. Cohen,Deni Elliott
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
ISBN: 9780874368734
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 196
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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.

The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics, 2 Volume Set


Author: Robert S. Fortner,P. Mark Fackler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444390619
Category: Social Science
Page: 1040
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This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. Both theoretical and practical, this important volume will raise the ethical bar for both scholars and practitioners in the world of global communication and media. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 Brings together leading international scholars to consider ethical issues raised by globalization, the practice of journalism, popular culture, and media activities Examines important themes in communication ethics, including feminism, ideology, social responsibility, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, development, and "glocalism", among many others Contains case studies on reporting, censorship, responsibility, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt throughout many countries and regions worldwide Contributions by Islamic scholars discuss various facets of that religion's engagement with the public sphere, and others who deal with some of the religious and cultural factors that bedevil efforts to understand our world

Quagmires and Quandaries

Exploring Journalism Ethics
Author: Ian Richards
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868406237
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 178
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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.