Controversies in Media Ethics / Edition 3

Controversies in Media Ethics / Edition 3

by A. David Gordon, John Michael Kittross, John C. Merrill, William Babcock
     
 

Controversies in Media Ethics offers students, instructors and professionals multiple perspectives on media ethics issues presenting vast "gray areas" and few, if any, easy answers. This third edition includes a wide range of subjects, and demonstrates a willingness to tackle the problems raised by new technologies, new media, new politics and new economics.

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Overview

Controversies in Media Ethics offers students, instructors and professionals multiple perspectives on media ethics issues presenting vast "gray areas" and few, if any, easy answers. This third edition includes a wide range of subjects, and demonstrates a willingness to tackle the problems raised by new technologies, new media, new politics and new economics.

The core of the text is formed by 14 chapters, each of which deals with a particular problem or likelihood of ethical dilemma, presented as different points of view on the topic in question, as argued by two or more contributing authors. The 15th chapter is a collection of "mini-chapters," allowing students to discern first-hand how to deal with ethical problems.

This edition has been thoroughly updated to provide:



  • discussions of issues reflecting the breadth and depth of the media spectrum

  • numerous real-world examples

  • broad discussion of confidentiality and other timely topics

  • a Companion Website supplies additional resources for both students and instructors.

Developed for use in media ethics courses, Controversies in Media Ethics provides up-to-date discussions and analysis of ethical situations across a variety of media, including issues dealing with the Internet and new media. It provides a unique consideration of ethical concerns, and serves as provocative reading for all media students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415963329
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
506,169
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Basics

Overview: Theoretical Foundations for Media Ethics

Chapter 1: Ethics and Freedom: Mass Media Accountability

Chapter 2: Individual Values, Social Pressures and Conflicting Loyalties

Reflections: Taking Aristotle to Work—Practical and Moral Values

Part II: Roles and Pressures

Chapter 3: Gatekeepers and Manipulators: Truth, Fairness and Accuracy

Chapter 4: The Ethics of "Correctness" and "Inclusiveness"

Chapter 5: Codes of Ethics

Tools for Ethical Decision-Making

Part III: Overarching Problems

Chapter 6: New Technologies and Techniques: New Ethics?

Chapter 7: Digitally Manipulated Content

Chapter 8: Media Ethics and the Economic Marketplace

Chapter 9: Access to Media: Equity in Receiving and Disseminating Information

Part IV: Hot Topics in Media Ethics

Chapter 10: Private Lives, Public Interests in a Digital World

Chapter 11: The Ethics of Persuasive Communication

Chapter 12: The Ethics of New Advertising Technologies and Techniques

Chapter 13: Infotainment, Sensationalism and "Reality"

Chapter 14: Violence and Sexuality

Chapter 15: More Topics in the Ethical Debate

Postscript: Some Questions without Answers and Answers without Questions

Glossary

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