The Ethical Journalist

The Ethical Journalist

by Tony Harcup

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Overview

The Ethical Journalist by Tony Harcup

The Ethical Journalist discusses a range of ethical questions likely to confront those studying journalism and/or training to become journalists. Building on the reflective and questioning approach of the author's acclaimed Journalism: Principles and Practice (2004), The Ethical Journalist links theory and practice throughout by examining the views of journalists and academics. It places anecdotal experience within the context of relevant critical study, and scrutinizes academic explanations within the context of practitioner accounts. Informed by original research and the author's own experience within mainstream and alternative journalism, The Ethical Journalist addresses topics issues such as trust, the public interest, undercover reporting, news values, source relationships, crime reporting, regulation, and the Hutton inquiry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412918961
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.52(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tony Harcup teaches journalism at the University of Sheffield in the UK, and has spent more than 20 years working as a staff and freelance journalist in both alternative and mainstream media before moving into journalism education.

Tony has also researched extensively in the fields of journalism, news values, ethics and alternative media, and his books and journal articles are on students’ reading lists at universities around the world.

His book Journalism: Principles and Practice (Sage, 2015) is now in its third edition and has been translated into several languages, including Chinese and Korean. His other titles include The Ethical Journalist (Sage, 2007), Alternative Journalism, Alternative Voices (Routledge, 2013), the Oxford Dictionary of Journalism (Oxford University Press, 2014) and – with Peter Cole – Newspaper Journalism (Sage, 2010).

In 2015 Tony was included in the Sage Video Collection with a talk on ethics in journalism:

http://sk.sagepub.com/video/ethics-in-journalism

Table of Contents

Introduction to ethical journalism
Why journalism matters
Knowledge is power
In the public interest
Danger: news values at work
Can I quote you on that? Journalists and their sources
Round up the usual suspects: how crime is reported in the media
The regulation of journalism
Standing up for standards
Ethical journalism is good journalism

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