The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics

The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics

by Robert S. Fortner
     
 

This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. Both theoretical and practical, this important volume will raise the ethical bar for both scholars and practitioners in the world of global communication and media.

  • Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011

Overview

This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. Both theoretical and practical, this important volume will raise the ethical bar for both scholars and practitioners in the world of global communication and media.

  • Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011
  • Brings together leading international scholars to consider ethical issues raised by globalization, the practice of journalism, popular culture, and media activities
  • Examines important themes in communication ethics, including feminism, ideology, social responsibility, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, development, and "glocalism", among many others
  • Contains case studies on reporting, censorship, responsibility, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt throughout many countries and regions worldwide
  • Contributions by Islamic scholars discuss various facets of that religion's engagement with the public sphere, and others who deal with some of the religious and cultural factors that bedevil efforts to understand our world

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The present volume is the most far-reaching to date. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals." (Choice, 1 November 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118721377
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Series:
Handbooks in Communication and Media Series
Pages:
1024
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.80(d)

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What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Fackler and Fortner have done it again,  and larger than life with over 1000 pages from 60 sages. The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics is as broad as the earth and as deep as its oceans, written by a  “who’s who” of international experts.  Read this book instead of two dozen others."

Tom Cooper, Emerson College

"Venturing into the high seas of culture, politics, philosophy, faith, and  technology, these two volumes chart new courses in the ethics of media practices across the globe."

John P. Ferré, University of Louisville

Meet the Author

Robert S. Fortner is Director of the Media Research Institute, a non-profit organization serving the church, NGO and international radio community with research to assist them in meeting their missions. He is also a Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College. He is the author of International Communication: History, Conflict and Control of the Global Metropolis (Wadsworth, 1993), Public Diplomacy and International Politics: The Symbolic Constructs of Summits and International Radio News (Praeger, 1994), Radio, Morality and Culture: Britain, Canada and the United States 1919-1945 (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006), and Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).

Mark Fackler is Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College. He has taught at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Daystar University, Kenya, and Uganda Christian University (Mukono). Fackler is co-author of Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning (Longman, 7th edition, 2005) and Good News: Social Ethics and the Press (Oxford University Press, 1993) and has contributed and edited other several books, chapters, and papers on media, ethics, and emerging democracies in East Africa.

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