Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective / Edition 1
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Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective / Edition 1

Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective / Edition 1

by Stephen J.A. Ward, Herman Wasserman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415878876
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/20/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen J.A. Ward is the James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics and director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin in Madison. He previously was director of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo, Ontario. His research interests include global journalism ethics, the philosphical foundations of media ethics, and theories of objectivity.

Herman Wasserman teaches media and cultural studies at Sheffield University, UK, and is associate professor extraordinary of journalism at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is a former Fulbright Scholar at Indiana University, and a former fellow of the Ethics Colloquium at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He is the editor of Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies and on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Mass Media Ethics and the Journal of African Media Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Biographies of Authors viii

Introduction: Why Global Media Ethics? 1

Section 1 Universals, Theory, and Global Ethics

Chapter 1 The Ethics of Universal Being Clifford G. Christians 6

Chapter 2 Connecting Care and Duty: How Neuroscience and Feminist Ethics can Contribute to Understanding Professional Moral Development Lee Wilkins 24

Chapter 3 A Theory of Patriotism for Global Journalism Stephen J. A Ward 42

Chapter 4 Media Ethics: Towards a Framework for Media Producers and Media Consumers Nick Couldry 59

Section 2 Global, Local, and Critical Theory

Chapter 5 Media Ethics and Human Dignity in the Postcolony Herman Wasserman 74

Chapter 6 Postcolonial Theory and Global Media Ethics: A Theoretical Intervention Shakuntala Rao 90

Chapter 7 Moral Philosophy as the Foundation of Normative Media Theory: Questioning African Ubuntuism as a Framework Peter J. Fourie 105

Section 3 Applications and Case Studies

Chapter 8 Negotiating Journalism Ethics in Zambia: Towards a 'Glocal' Ethics Fackson Banda 124

Chapter 9 Journalistic Ethics and Responsibility in Relation to Freedom of Expression: an Islamic Perspective Ali Mohamed 142

Chapter 10 Media Ethics in Ethiopia Gebremedhin Simon 157

Index 172

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