This Handbook encapsulates the intellectual history of mass media ethics over the past twenty-five years. Chapters will serve as a summary of existing research and thinking in the field, as well as setting agenda items for future research.
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This Handbook encapsulates the intellectual history of mass media ethics over the past twenty-five years. Chapters will serve as a summary of existing research and thinking in the field, as well as setting agenda items for future research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203893043
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/23/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 987 KB

Meet the Author

Lee Wilkins is the editor of the Journal of Mass Media Ethics and the author and co-author of scholarly books and articles and a textbook on media ethics. She is a former newspaper reporter and editor and holds the doctorate in political science from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the radio-television faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She has has won Missouri’s highest teaching award, and her research focuses on how journalists make ethical decisions.

Clifford G. Christians is the Charles H. Sandage Distinguished Professor and a Research Professor of Communications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He holds joint appointments as a Professor of Journalism and a Professor of Media Studies. His academic degrees include a B.A in classical philosophy from Calvin College, a Th.M. in theology and culture from Fuller Theological Seminary, and and a Ph.D. in communications from the University of Illinois. In addition to having published extensively, Christians has won five teaching awards, and his interests are in the philosophy of technology, dialogic communication theory, and media ethics.

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Table of Contents

?Part I: Foundations

  1. A philosophically based inquiry into the nature of communicating humans

  2. Wayne Woodward

  3. A short history of media ethics in the United States

  4. John P. Ferre

  5. Essential shared values and 21st Century Journalism

  6. Deni Elliott

  7. Moral development: A psychological approach to understanding ethical judgment

  8. Renita Coleman and Lee Wilkins

  9. The search for universals

Clifford G. Christians and Thomas W. Cooper

Part II: Professional Practice

6. Truth and objectivity

Stephen J. A. Ward

7. Photojournalism ethics: A 21st-Century dance of behavior, technology and ideology

Julianne H. Newton

8. Why diversity is an ethical issue

Ginny Whitehouse

9. The ethics of advocacy: Moral reasoning in the practice of public relations

Sherry Baker

10. The ethics of propaganda and the propaganda of ethics

Jay Black

11. Perspectives on pornography demand ethical critique

Wendy Wyatt and Kris E. Bunton

12. Violence

Patrick Plaisance

13. The eroding boundaries between news and entertainment and what they mean for democratic politics

Bruce A. Williams and Michael X. Delli Carpini

14. What can we get away with? The ethics or art and entertainment in the neo-liberal world

Angharad N. Valdivia

Part III: Concrete Issues

15. Justice as a journalistic value and goal

David A. Craig

16. Transparency in journalism: Menaings, merits and risks

Stephanie Craft and Kyle Heim

17. Conflict of interest enters a new age

Edward Wasserman

18. Digital ethics in autonomous systems

Michael Bugeja

19. Peace journalism

Seow Ting Lee

20. Privacy and the press

Lou Hodges

Part IV: Institutional considerations

21. Buddhist moral ethics: Intend no harm, intend to be of benefit

S. Holly Stocking

22. Communitarianism

Mark Fackler

23. Freedom of expression and the liberal democratic tradition

G. Stuart Adam

24. Media ownership in a corporate age

Matthew P. McAllister and Jennifer M. Proffitt

25. The media in evil circumstances

Robert S. Fortner

26. Ethical tensions in news making: What journalism has in common with other professions

Sandra L. Borden and Peggy Bowers

27. Feminist media ethics

Linda Steiner

28. Global media ecology: Why there is no global Media ethics standard

Mark D. Alleyne

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