Image Ethics in the Digital Age / Edition 1

Image Ethics in the Digital Age / Edition 1

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University of Minnesota Press
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Image Ethics in the Digital Age / Edition 1

Over the past quarter century, dramatic technological advances in the production, manipulation, and dissemination of images have transformed the practices of journalism, entertainment, and advertising as well as the visual environment itself. From digital retouching to wholesale deception, the media world is now beset by an unprecedented range of moral, ethical, legal, and professional challenges. Image Ethics in the Digital Age brings together leading experts in the fields of journalism, media studies, and law to address these challenges and assess their implications for personal and societal values and behavior.

Among the issues raised are the threat to journalistic integrity posed by visual editing software; the monopolization of image archives by a handful of corporations and its impact on copyright and fair use laws; the instantaneous electronic distribution of images of dubious provenance around the world; the erosion of privacy and civility under the onslaught of sensationalistic twenty-four-hour television news coverage and entertainment programming; and the increasingly widespread use of surveillance cameras in public spaces. This volume of original essays is vital reading for anyone concerned with the influence of the mass media in the digital age.

Contributors: Howard S. Becker; Derek Bousé, Eastern Mediterranean U, Cyprus; Hart Cohen, U of Western Sydney; Jessica M. Fishman; Paul Frosh, Hebrew U of Jerusalem; Faye Ginsburg, New York U; Laura Grindstaff, U of California, Davis; Dianne Hagaman; Sheldon W. Halpern, Ohio State U; Darrell Y. Hamamoto, U of California, Davis; Marguerite Moritz, U of Colorado, Boulder; David D. Perlmutter, Louisiana State U; Dona Schwartz, U of Minnesota; Matthew Soar, Concordia University; Stephen E. Weil, Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Education and Museum Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816638253
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 10/20/2003
Edition description: 1
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Image Ethics in the Digital Agevii
1.The Internet: Big Pictures and Interactors1
2.Professional Oversight: Policing the Credibility of Photojournalism27
3.News Norms and Emotions: Pictures of Pain and Metaphors of Distress53
4.Instant Transmission: Covering Columbine's Victims and Villains71
5.Privacy and Spectacle: The Reversible Panopticon and Media-Saturated Society95
6.Daytime Talk Shows: Ethics and Ordinary People on Television115
7.Copyright Law and the Challenge of Digital Technology143
8.Fair Use and the Visual Arts: Please Leave Some Room for Robin Hood171
9.Digital Technology and Stock Photography: And God Created Photoshop183
10.Computer-Generated Images: Wildlife and Natural History Films217
11.White and Wong: Race, Porn, and the World Wide Web247
12.The Advertising Photography of Richard Avedon and Sebastiao Salgado269
13.Indigenous Media: Negotiating Control over Images295
14."Moral Copyright": Indigenous People and Contemporary Film313
15.Family Film: Ethical Implications for Consent327
Afterword: Digital Image Ethics343

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