Ethics in Media Communications: Cases and Controversies / Edition 2

Ethics in Media Communications: Cases and Controversies / Edition 2

by Louis A. Day
     
 

You'll find yourself engaged firsthand in controversial issues in the Second Edition of Ethics in Media Communications. As you take on the role of ethical decision maker, you'll analyze rich and original case studies, arrive at your own conclusions - and master the process of moral reasoning. Author Louis A. Day prepares you for the journey by providing a clear… See more details below

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You'll find yourself engaged firsthand in controversial issues in the Second Edition of Ethics in Media Communications. As you take on the role of ethical decision maker, you'll analyze rich and original case studies, arrive at your own conclusions - and master the process of moral reasoning. Author Louis A. Day prepares you for the journey by providing a clear decision-making model - a framework to help you structure your thinking. Along the way, familiar examples - the O. J. Simpson trial, the Waco standoff, and the Oklahoma City bombing - illustrate the complex nature of ethics in our society. You'll contemplate ethical concerns from journalism, advertising, PR, and entertainment by focusing on the underlying values common to them all - truth, privacy, confidentiality, and social justice. You'll grapple with issues of race, gender, age, and sexual orientation. And you'll consider perhaps the broadest question of all: Are there universal standards to which media practitioners should aspire?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534507169
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Mass Communication Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Ch. 1Ethics and Moral Development2
Ch. 2Ethics and Society20
Ch. 3Ethics and Moral Reasoning50
Ch. 4Truth and Honesty in Media Communications72
Ch. 5The Media and Privacy: A Delicate Balance114
Ch. 6Confidentiality and the Public Interest154
Ch. 7Conflicts of Interest184
Ch. 8Economic Pressures and Social Responsibility214
Ch. 9The Media and Antisocial Behavior242
Ch. 10Morally Offensive Content: Freedom and Responsibility276
Ch. 11Media Practitioners and Social Justice307
Ch. 12Stereotypes in Media Communications338
Ch. 13Media Content and Juveniles: Special Ethical Concerns360
Ch. 14The Global Community and Shared Ethical Values385
Epilogue414
Appendix 1Society of Professional Journalists: Code of Ethics421
Appendix 2American Society of Newspaper Editors: Statement of Ethical Principles423
Appendix 3Radio-Television News Directors Association: Code of Broadcast News Ethics425
Appendix 4American Advertising Federation: Advertising Principles of American Business426
Appendix 5Public Relations Society of America: Code of Professional Standards for the Practice of Public Relations427
Selected Bibliography429
Index433

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