Journalism Ethics and Regulation

Journalism Ethics and Regulation

by Chris Frost


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The new edition of Journalism Ethics and Regulation presents an accessible, comprehensive and in-depth guide to this vital and fast moving area of journalistic practice and academic study.

The fourth edition presents expanded and updated chapters on:

  • Privacy, including the pitfalls of Facebook privacy policies and access to social media as a source
  • Gathering the news, including dimensions of accessing material online, the use of crowd sourcing, email interviews, and the issues surrounding phone hacking, blagging and computer hacking
  • New regulation systems including comparison of statutory, state and government regulation, pre-publication regulation, online regulation, and the impact of the Leveson Enquiry on regulation
  • Exploration of who regulates and the issues regarding moderation of user content
  • Journalism ethics and regulation abroad, including European constitutional legalisation, ethics and regulation in the former Soviet states, and regulation based on Islamic law.

The book also features brand new chapters examining ethical issues on the internet and journalism ethics, and print regulation in the 21st century.

Journalism Ethics and Regulation continues to mix an engaging style with an authoritative approach, making it a prefect resource for both students and scholars of the media and working journalists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138796584
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/30/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Chris Frost is Professor of Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University. He is the author of Designing for Newspapers and Magazines (second edition, 2011) and Reporting for Journalists (second edition, 2010). Before moving into teaching, he worked in newspapers for more than twenty years as a journalist and editor. He is a former president of the National Union of Journalists, and chairs the NUJ's Ethics Council. He is also Chair of the Association for Journalism Education and a National Executive Council member of the NUJ.

Table of Contents

1. What are ethics? 2. News: towards a definition 3. Morality of reporting 4. The good journalist 5. Truth, accuracy, objectivity and trust 6. Privacy and intrusion 7. Reputation 8. Gathering the new 9. Reporting the vulnerable 10. Deciding what to publish 11. Harm and offence 12. Professional practice 13. Regulation 14. History of print regulation in the 20th Century 15. History of Print Regulation in the 21st Century 16. History of broadcast regulation 17. Codes of conduct as a regulatory system 18. Press regulation systems in the UK and Ireland 19. Broadcast regulation systems in the UK and Ireland 20. The Internet and journalism ethics 21. The Experience Abroad Appendix 1: IPSO Editors’ Code of Practice Appendix 2: NUJ Code of Conduct Appendix 3: Code of Practice for Press Council of Ireland Appendix 4: BBC Code of Ethics Appendix 5: Ofcom Broadcasting Code Appendix 6: Broadcast Authority of Ireland code Appendix 7: International Federation of Journalists Appendix 8: SPJ Code of Ethics Appendix 9: Addresses for regulatory bodies Appendix 10: Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe

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