Invention of Journalism Ethics: The Path to Objectivity and Beyond / Edition 1

Invention of Journalism Ethics: The Path to Objectivity and Beyond / Edition 1

by Stephen J.A. Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773528105

ISBN-13: 9780773528109

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press

Stephen Ward goes back to the partisan English newsbooks of the seventeenth century to pinpoint the origins of journalistic ethics. He demonstrates that concern for objectivity gained momentum in the late 1800s and discusses the many factors that motivated journalists to construct their own ideas of objectivity. Ward's theory of pragmatic objectivity draws on studies…  See more details below

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Stephen Ward goes back to the partisan English newsbooks of the seventeenth century to pinpoint the origins of journalistic ethics. He demonstrates that concern for objectivity gained momentum in the late 1800s and discusses the many factors that motivated journalists to construct their own ideas of objectivity. Ward's theory of pragmatic objectivity draws on studies in epistemology and philosophy of science to construct a richer, more adequate conception of objectivity to guide journalism today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773528109
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : reinventing journalism ethics3
1Objectivity : senses and origins9
2Objectivity : ancient, early modern, positivist37
3The invention of journalism ethics : the seventeenth century89
4The invention of a public ethic : the eighteenth century128
5Anticipating objectivity : the nineteenth century174
6Objectivity and after : the twentieth century214
Epilogue : the future of objectivity317

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