Journalism Ethics: Arguments and Cases / Edition 2

Journalism Ethics: Arguments and Cases / Edition 2

by Martin Hirst, Roger Patching
     
 

Journalism Ethics situates modern ethical dilemmas in a social and historical context and encourages students to think critically about the theory and practice of journalism ethics.

Clearly explains key ethical concepts and dilemmas in journalism Using a political economy approach, the text provides students with a philosophical understanding of the major ethical

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Journalism Ethics situates modern ethical dilemmas in a social and historical context and encourages students to think critically about the theory and practice of journalism ethics.

Clearly explains key ethical concepts and dilemmas in journalism Using a political economy approach, the text provides students with a philosophical understanding of the major ethical dilemmas in journalism today. It commences with a discussion of theoretical frameworks, explaining the complex concepts of ethics in clear and comprehensive terms. It then examines the 'fault lines' in modern journalism, such as the constant conflict between the public service role of news journalism and the media's commercial imperative to make a profit.

Packed with case studies and examples All chapters have been updated with new examples and many new real-life cases. The text includes expanded coverage of the 'War on Terror', issues of deception within journalism, the conflict between infotainment and journalism, and the impact of digital technologies on the news process.

About the Author:
Martin Hirst is an Associate Professor and Curriculum Leader, Journalism, Auckland University of Technology

About the Author:
Roger Patching is an Associate Professor of Journalism, Bond University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195551518
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/05/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

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