Overview

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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Overview

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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