Journalism Ethics

Journalism Ethics

by Elliot D. Cohen
     
 

Journalistic ethics are defined, explored, and analyzed in this comprehensive and timely volume. Topic examples include confidentiality of news sources, the right to privacy, deception of news sources, freedom of the press, the role of the media in shaping public policy, news bias, whistle-blowing and the press, journalistic morality and professional competence,… See more details below

Overview

Journalistic ethics are defined, explored, and analyzed in this comprehensive and timely volume. Topic examples include confidentiality of news sources, the right to privacy, deception of news sources, freedom of the press, the role of the media in shaping public policy, news bias, whistle-blowing and the press, journalistic morality and professional competence, ethical problems in broadcast journalism, social responsibility and magazines, and journalistic ethics and computer technology. Readers can also find summaries of relevant ethical codes, for example, the American Society of Newspaper Editors Code of Ethics and the American Federation of Advertising Principles. A must-have reference source for students, teachers, journalist, and editors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874368734
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Series:
Contemporary Ethical Issues Series
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Chronology15
3Biographical Sketches29
4Issues in Journalism Ethics41
The Shape of the News41
News and the Newsworthy41
Ethics of the News Story45
Computer Technology and the News51
Objectivity and News Bias54
Journalistic Objectivity54
Forms of News Bias58
Diversity64
Images and Stereotypes69
The Free Press and Democracy72
Freedom of Speech and Press72
Privacy and Journalism77
Journalism Ethics and the Coverage of Elections81
Morality and Professionalism86
Journalistic Ethics and Ordinary Morality86
Conflicts of Interest91
Professionalization and Journalistic Education96
News Sources and Deception102
Deceiving Sources102
Undercover Investigations107
Recording of Sources and Uses of Such Recordings109
Source Presentation113
Anonymous Sources117
5Court Cases123
Freedom of Speech and Press124
Slander and Libel127
Privacy129
Right of Access to the News Media131
National Security132
Confidentiality Privilege134
Right of Access to Information from Government135
6Codes of Journalism Ethics139
The Nature and Functions of Professional Codes of Ethics139
American Society of Newspaper Editors, Statement of Principles141
Associated Press Managing Editors, Statement of Ethical Principles143
Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi, Code of Ethics145
International Federation of Journalists, Declaration of Principles on the Conduct of Journalists147
British National Union of Journalists United Kingdom Code of Conduct148
Radio-Television News Directors Association, Code of Ethics150
Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada, Code of Ethics151
National Press Photographers Association, Code of Ethics153
7Selected Print Resources155
8Selected Nonprint Resources169
9Organizations177
Glossary183
Index191
About the Contributors197

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