The Ethical Journalist: Making Responsible Decisions in the Pursuit of News / Edition 1

The Ethical Journalist: Making Responsible Decisions in the Pursuit of News / Edition 1

by Gene Foreman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405183942

ISBN-13: 9781405183949

Pub. Date: 09/15/2009

Publisher: Wiley

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,

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405183949
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Journalism Genes xvii

Preface xx

Acknowledgments xxii

Part I: A Foundation for Making Ethical Decisions 1

1 Why Ethics Matters in Journalism 3

2 Ethics: The Bedrock of a Society 16

3 The News Media's Role in Society 24

4 For Journalists, a Clash of Moral Duties 39

5 The Public and the Media: Love and Hate 56

6 Applying Four Classic Theories of Ethics 74

7 Using a Code of Ethics as a Decision Tool 83

8 Making Moral Decisions You Can Defend 105

Part II: Exploring Themes of Ethics Issues in Journalism 121

9 Stolen Words, Invented Facts . . . Or Worse 123

10 Confl icts of Interest: Divided Loyalties 137

11 The Business of Producing Journalism 159

12 Getting the Story Right and Being Fair 183

13 Dealing With Sources of Information 208

14 Making News Decisions About Privacy 229

15 Making News Decisions About Taste 252

16 Deception, a Controversial Reporting Tool 268

17 Covering a Diverse, Multicultural Society 288

18 Ethics Issues Specific to Web Journalism 313

19 Ethics Issues Specific to Visual Journalism 336

20 Ethics in the Changing Media Environment 360

Conclusion: Some Thoughts to Take With You 378

Case Study Sources 381

Index 392

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