Ethics and Journalism

Ethics and Journalism

by Karen Sanders
     
 

Sanders (ethics and political communication, U. of Sheffield, UK) provides a trenchant analysis of the diverse issues touching on journalistic ethics, particularly in the UK. The text and its argument are clearly presented, making this useful reading for the undergraduate course. Initial chapters describe the philosophy of ethics, its applications in journalism, and… See more details below

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Sanders (ethics and political communication, U. of Sheffield, UK) provides a trenchant analysis of the diverse issues touching on journalistic ethics, particularly in the UK. The text and its argument are clearly presented, making this useful reading for the undergraduate course. Initial chapters describe the philosophy of ethics, its applications in journalism, and the standards and history of journalism. Other topics include conflicts of interest, self- regulation, codes of conduct, and definitions of social responsibility. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761969662
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/29/2003
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of tables
1Ethics and journalism?1
2Thinking about ethics14
3Virtue ethics27
4Lying to tell a story40
5Faking it53
6Freedom's scope63
7Private lives and public interest77
8Death, disease and destruction93
9Liaisons Dangereuses: reporters and sources107
10Conflicts of interest120
11The bottom line128
12Self-regulation and codes of conduct139
13Blaming the harlots149
14The good journalist160
App. 1The Press Complaints Commission and the code of practice171
Bibliography176
Index186

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