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Doing Ethics in Media: Theories and Practical Applications / Edition 1

Doing Ethics in Media: Theories and Practical Applications / Edition 1

by Jay Black, Chris Roberts
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ISBN-13: 9780415881548
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 359,802
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jay Black is Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics, Emeritus, at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He is founding co-editor of the Journal of Mass Media Ethics and has authored or edited ten volumes. He was named co-winner of the first Freedom Forum Journalism Teacher of the Year award in 1997.

Chris Roberts is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama. He started his media career working for newspapers and radio stations in his hometown of Anniston, Alabama, before becoming a full-time reporter and editor for newspapers in Birmingham, Ala., and Columbia, S.C.

Table of Contents

Question 1: What’s Your Problem?

Ethics and Moral Reasoning

Question 2: Why Not Follow the Rules?

Codes of Ethics and Justification Models

Media Traditions and the Paradox of Professionalism

Question 3: Who Wins, Who Loses?

Moral Development and the Expansion of Empathy

Loyalty and Diversity

Question 4: What’s it Worth?

Personal and Professional Values

Truth and Deception

Privacy and Public Life

Persuasion and Propaganda

Question 5: Who’s Whispering in Your Ear?

Consequentialism and Utility

Deontology and Moral Rules

Virtue, Justice, and Care

Question 6: How’s Your Decision Going to Look?

Accountability, Transparency, and Credibility

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