Part I: Painting The Larger Picture: Media, Ethical Codes, and the Internet Age
1. Online Media Ethics in Perspective.
2. The Role of Media in Democratic Society.
3. New Challenges: Who is a Journalist in the Internet Era?
Part II: Society-wide Ethical Dilemmas for Online Media Professionals
· Collecting and selling data on website visitors.
· Making judgments based on Internet behavior and activity.
· Surreptitious monitoring of others’ email and Web use.
· Complying with governmental demands to turn over private information
· Permitting hateful and harassing speech on your website or forum.
· Posting of offensive images.
· Complying with governmental demands for removal of specified information or voices
6. Intellectual Property and Copyright
· Copying and downloading copyrighted material on the Internet.
· Determining the appropriate level of protection for your own online works.
· The ethics of active non-compliance to existing copyright laws
Part III: Journalistic Ethical Dilemmas for Online Media Professionals
7. Speed and Accuracy.
8. Sources and Searches: Does the Internet Make Journalists Lazy?.
9. When Business and Ethics Collide: Advertising, the Internet and Editorial Independence
Afterword: The Internet, Media Consolidation and Democracy .
Ethical Codes of Leading Professional Media Associations.
Ethical Codes for Gannett Newspapers