Digital Media Ethics

Author: Charles Ess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745655009

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 373

This is the first textbook on the central ethical issues of digital media, ranging from computers and the Internet to mobile phones. It is also the first book of its kind to consider these issues from a global perspective, introducing ethical theories from multiple cultures. It further utilizes examples from around the world, such as the publication of “the Mohammed Cartoons”; diverse understandings of what “privacy” means in Facebook or MySpace; why pirating CDs and DVDs may be justified in developing countries; and culturally-variable perspectives on sexuality and what counts as “pornography.” Readers and students thus acquire a global perspective on the central ethical issues of digital media, including privacy, copyright, pornography and violence, and the ethics of cross-cultural communication online. The book is designed for use across disciplines – media and communication studies, computer science and informatics, as well as philosophy. It is up-to-date, accessible and student- and classroom-friendly: each topic and theory is interwoven throughout the volume with detailed sets of questions that foster careful reflection, writing, and discussion into these issues and their possible resolutions. Each chapter further includes additional resources and suggestions for further research and writing.

Digital Media Ethics

Author: Charles Ess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745672418

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7845

The original edition of this accessible and interdisciplinary textbook was the first to consider the ethical issues of digital media from a global perspective, introducing ethical theories from multiple cultures. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to cover current research and scholarship, and recent developments and technological changes. It also benefits from extensively updated case-studies and pedagogical material, including examples of “watershed” events such as privacy policy developments on Facebook and Google+ in relation to ongoing changes in privacy law in the US, the EU, and Asia. New for the second edition is a section on “citizen journalism” and its implications for traditional journalistic ethics. With a significantly updated section on the “ethical toolkit,” this book also introduces students to prevailing ethical theories and illustrates how they are applied to central issues such as privacy, copyright, pornography and violence, and the ethics of cross-cultural communication online. Digital Media Ethics is student- and classroom-friendly: each topic and theory is interwoven throughout the volume with detailed sets of questions, additional resources, and suggestions for further research and writing. Together, these enable readers to foster careful reflection upon, writing about, and discussion of these issues and their possible resolutions.

Digital Media Ethics

Author: Charles Ess

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745641636

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2698

This is the first textbook on the central ethical issues of digital media, ranging from computers and the Internet to mobile phones. It is also the first book of its kind to consider these issues from a global perspective, introducing ethical theories from multiple cultures. It further utilizes examples from around the world, such as the publication of ?the Mohammed Cartoons?; diverse understandings of what ?privacy? means in Facebook or MySpace; why pirating CDs and DVDs may be justified in developing countries; and culturally-variable perspectives on sexuality and what counts as ?pornography.? Readers and students thus acquire a global perspective on the central ethical issues of digital media, including privacy, copyright, pornography and violence, and the ethics of cross-cultural communication online. The book is designed for use across disciplines ? media and communication studies, computer science and informatics, as well as philosophy. It is up-to-date, accessible and student- and classroom-friendly: each topic and theory is interwoven throughout the volume with detailed sets of questions that foster careful reflection, writing, and discussion into these issues and their possible resolutions. Each chapter further includes additional resources and suggestions for further research and writing.

Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media

A Synthesis from the GoodPlay Project

Author: Carrie James,Katie Davis,Andrea Flores,John M. Francis,Lindsay Pettingill,Margaret Rundle,Howard Gardner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262258285

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 7688

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are rich with opportunities and risks for young people. This report, part of the GoodPlay Project, undertaken by researchers at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, investigates the ethical fault lines of such digital pursuits. The authors argue that five key issues are at stake in the new media: identity, privacy, ownership and authorship, credibility, and participation. Drawing on evidence from informant interviews, emerging scholarship on new media, and theoretical insights from psychology, sociology, political science, and cultural studies, the report explores the ways in which youth may be redefining these concepts as they engage with new digital media. The authors propose a model of "good play" that involves the unique affordances of the new digital media; related technical and new media literacies; cognitive and moral development and values; online and offline peer culture; and ethical supports, including the absence or presence of adult mentors and relevant educational curricula. This proposed model for ethical play sets the stage for the next part of the GoodPlay project, an empirical study that will invite young people to share their stories of engagement with the new digital media.The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning

Journalism Ethics

A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media

Author: Fred Brown

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

View: 8085

Accuracy and Fairness.

Disconnected

Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap

Author: Carrie James,Henry Jenkins

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262325578

Category: Computers

Page: 198

View: 9942

Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them worthless virtual accessories for high prices. In Disconnected, Carrie James examines how young people and the adults in their lives think about these sorts of online dilemmas, describing ethical blind spots and disconnects. Drawing on extensive interviews with young people between the ages of 10 and 25, James describes the nature of their thinking about privacy, property, and participation online. She identifies three ways that young people approach online activities. A teen might practice self-focused thinking, concerned mostly about consequences for herself; moral thinking, concerned about the consequences for people he knows; or ethical thinking, concerned about unknown individuals and larger communities. James finds, among other things, that youth are often blind to moral or ethical concerns about privacy; that attitudes toward property range from "what's theirs is theirs" to "free for all"; that hostile speech can be met with a belief that online content is "just a joke"; and that adults who are consulted about such dilemmas often emphasize personal safety issues over online ethics and citizenship. Considering ways to address the digital ethics gap, James offers a vision of conscientious connectivity, which involves ethical thinking skills but, perhaps more important, is marked by sensitivity to the dilemmas posed by online life, a motivation to wrestle with them, and a sense of moral agency that supports socially positive online actions.

Disrupting Journalism Ethics

Radical Change on the Frontier of Digital Media

Author: Stephen J A Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351716158

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

View: 2479

Disrupting Journalism Ethics sets out to disrupt and change how we think about journalism and its ethics. The book contends that long-established ways of thinking, which have come down to us from the history of journalism, need radical conceptual reform, with alternate conceptions of the role of journalism and fresh principles to evaluate practice. Through a series of disruptions, the book undermines the traditional principles of journalistic neutrality and "just the facts" reporting. It proposes an alternate philosophy of journalism as engagement for democracy. The aim is a journalism ethic better suited to an age of digital and global media. As a philosophical pragmatist, Stephen J. A. Ward critiques traditional conceptions of accuracy, neutrality, detachment and patriotism, evaluating their capacity to respond to ethical dilemmas for journalists in the 21st century. The book proposes a holistic mindset for doing journalism ethics, a theory of journalism as advocacy for egalitarian democracy, and a global redefinition of basic journalistic norms. The book concludes by outlining the shape of a future journalism ethics, employing these alternative notions. Disrupting Journalism Ethics is an important intervention into the role of journalism today. It asks: what new role journalists should play in today’s digital media world? And what new mind-set, new aims, and new standards ought jounalists to embrace? The book aims to persuade—and provoke—ethicists, journalists, students, and members of the public to disrupt and invent.

Digital Media Law

Author: Ashley Packard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405181680

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 6027

In a world where anyone can become a media producer, everyone should know something about media law - both to protect their own rights and to avoid violating the rights of others. "Digital Media Law" is the first media law text to respond to digitalization and globalization--the two most significant agents of change in the 21st century. Designed to appeal to a broader audience of communication and digital media students, as well as journalism and law students, "Digital Media Law" covers salient issues from freedom of expression to commercial speech and information access."" An accompanying website provides updates on new rulings, access to slip opinions, and other supplementary material, and a section on legal research teaches students to find the law on their own. For students of both media and law, this book is a timely introduction to an important new field.

Controversies in Digital Ethics

Author: Amber Davisson,Paul Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501320203

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3567

Controversies in Digital Ethics explores ethical frameworks within digital culture. Through a combination of theoretical examination and specific case studies, the essays in this volume provide a vigorous examination of ethics in a highly individualistic and mediated world. Focusing on specific controversies-privacy, surveillance, identity politics, participatory culture-the authors in this volume provide a roadmap for navigating the thorny ethical issues in new media. Paul Booth and Amber Davisson bring together multiple writers working from different theoretical traditions to represent the multiplicity of ethics in the 21st century. Each essay has been chosen to focus on a particular issue in contemporary ethical thinking in order to both facilitate classroom discussion and further scholarship in digital media ethics. Accessible for students, but with a robust analysis providing contemporary scholarship in media ethics, this collection unites theory, case studies, and practice within one volume.

Media Ethics

Key Principles for Responsible Practice

Author: Patrick Lee Plaisance

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483323439

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 3929

Media Ethics: Key Principles for Responsible Practice makes ethics accessible and applicable to media practice, and explains key ethical principles and their application in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, and digital media. Unlike application-oriented casebooks, this text sets forth the philosophical underpinnings of key principles and explains how each should guide responsible media behavior. Author Patrick Lee Plaisance synthesizes classical and contemporary ethics in an accessible way to help students ask the right questions and develop their critical reasoning skills, as both media consumers and media professionals of the future. The Second Edition includes new examples and case studies, expanded coverage of digital media, and two new chapters that distinguish the three major frameworks of media ethics and explore the discipline across new media platforms, including blogs, new forms of digital journalism, and social networking sites.

Social Media Ethics Made Easy

How to Comply with FTC Guidelines

Author: Joseph W. Barnes

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1606498533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 2203

Social Media Ethics Made Easy takes an in-depth look at the risks of social, digital and mobile media marketing without structured policies. Readers will learn what is at stake from the law to their reputation, and what happens if businesses and/or individuals do not disclose relationships or comply with (FTC) Federal Trade Commission regulations. Readers will come to understand what they should do, why, and how they should do it. The issues in this book affect every single business from for-profits, to nonprofits, to government and educational institutions. It also addresses the impact on every single social/digital media participant and why they must learn about these guidelines so they can protect their own personal brand. This book is intended for a broad audience including students and professors in both undergrad and graduate schools, and practicing business executives. The goal is to inform management practice and help current and future business leaders navigate through the ethical laws and compliance issues affecting social, digital and mobile media.

Responsible Living

Explorations in Applied Buddhist Ethics—Animals, Environment, GMOs, Digital Media

Author: Ron B. Epstein, PhD

Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society

ISBN: 1601031009

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 2473

Does genetic engineering have the potential to be as dangerous a nuclear holocaust? Will playing games online lead to brain shrinkage? These and other environmental and moral dilemmas of the modern world are discussed in a collection of essays which use Buddhist texts and academic resources to analyze problems in today’s world. Topics include pollution, animal cruelty, genetically modified foods, and our addictions to digital and social media. Dr. Epstein describes how outer environmental and social problems mirror humanity’s inner struggle with selfishness, greed, and desire. By connecting Buddhist concepts such as compassion, causation, and moral precepts to these issues, this collection of essays provides guidance to for ethical conduct in today’s world.

Ethics for Digital Journalists

Emerging Best Practices

Author: Lawrie Zion,David Craig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135114234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 4460

The rapid growth of online media has led to new complications in journalism ethics and practice. While traditional ethical principles may not fundamentally change when information is disseminated online, applying them across platforms has become more challenging as new kinds of interactions develop between journalists and audiences. In Ethics for Digital Journalists, Lawrie Zion and David Craig draw together the international expertise and experience of journalists and scholars who have all been part of the process of shaping best practices in digital journalism. Drawing on contemporary events and controversies like the Boston Marathon bombing and the Arab Spring, the authors examine emerging best practices in everything from transparency and verification to aggregation, collaboration, live blogging, tweeting and the challenges of digital narratives. At a time when questions of ethics and practice are challenged and subject to intense debate, this book is designed to provide students and practitioners with the insights and skills to realize their potential as professionals.

Digital Ethics

Research & Practice

Author: Don Heider,Adrienne Massanari

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433118968

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

View: 5577

In a digital age of perceived anonymity and diminishing face-to-face contact what does it mean to be true to thyself? Has the internet given us license to be false to others, without consequence? Technology has given us capabilities we previously did not have and changed the way we think about time and space. Although research is now being done on many aspects of the interplay between humans and technology, there currently exists a vacuum regarding behavior and usage of technology. This edited volume contains some of the best research on digital ethics from authors in communication, law, information studies, education, philosophy, political science, computer science, and business on topics that range from sexting to piracy. This groundbreaking volume contributes to the growing body of knowledge in this area and provides a much-needed resource for scholars and teachers interested in exploring ethics in this new digital world.

Ethics of Media

Author: N. Couldry,M. Madianou,A. Pinchevski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137317515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

View: 3066

Ethics of Media reopens the question of media ethics. Taking an exploratory rather than prescriptive approach, an esteemed collection of contributors tackle the diverse areas of moral questioning at work within various broadcasting practices, accommodating the plurality and complexity of present-day ethical challenges posed by the world of media.

Global Media Ethics

Problems and Perspectives

Author: Stephen J. A. Ward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118359828

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 8333

Global Media Ethics is the first comprehensive cross-cultural exploration of the conceptual and practical issues facing media ethics in a global world. A team of leading journalism experts investigate the impact of major global trends on responsible journalism. The first full-length, truly global textbook on media ethics Explores how current global changes in media promote and inhibit responsible journalism Includes relevant and timely ethical discussions based on major trends in journalism and global media Questions existing frameworks in Media Ethics in light of the impact of global media Contributors are leading experts in global journalism and communication

Media Ethics at Work

True Stories from Young Professionals

Author: Lee Anne Peck,Guy S. Reel

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506315313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 9923

A fresh approach to building integrity in all media Media Ethics at Work: True Stories from Young Professionals (By Lee Anne Peck and Guy S. Reel) transforms students into confident, self-reliant, and ethical decision makers, prepared to resolve moral dilemmas from day one of their first media job or internship. The highly anticipated Second Edition of this text continues to engage students with true stories of young professionals working in today’s multimedia news and strategic communications organizations, helping readers create meaningful connections to real-world applications. Each story is presented as a narrative, so students can work through the ethical dilemmas as they unfold, encouraging readers to think about and ask the question: “What would I do if this happened to me?” By creating a more personalized experience for students beginning their first entry-level media jobs or internship, this book helps readers develop their own ethical standards and apply in the workplace what they have learned.

The Ethics of Emerging Media

Information, Social Norms, and New Media Technology

Author: Bruce E. Drushel,Kathleen German

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441100253

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1037

The Ethics of Emerging Media� engages with enduring ethical questions while addressing critical questions concerning ethical boundaries at the forefront of new media development. This collection provides a rare opportunity to ask how emerging media affect the ethical choices in our lives and the lives of people across the globe.� Centering on different new media forms from eBay to Wikipedia, each chapter raises questions about how changing media formats affect current theoretical understanding of ethics.� By interrogating traditional ethical theory, we can better understand the challenges to ethical decision making in an age of rapidly evolving media.� Each chapter focuses on a specific case within the broader conceptual fabric of ethical theory.� The case studies ground the discussion of ethics in practical applications while, at the same time, addressing moral dilemmas that have plagued us for generations.� The specific applications will undoubtedly continue to unfold, but the ethical questions will endure.

Ethics for Public Communication

Defining Moments in Media History

Author: Clifford G. Christians,Mark Fackler,John P. Ferre

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195374544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 9681

This book, intended as a core text for a basic course on Media Ethics, takes a distinctive approach to the study of ethics. Focusing on one historic episode per chapter, the book is divided into three parts that represent the three major functions of the media within democratic societies: news, persuasion, and entertainment. This sets the book apart from many ethics books, which are generally located within the journalistic paradigm. Blending classic and contemporary cases, these three very well known authors discuss media ethics with a thorough grounding in theory, particularly communitarian theory, an antidote to the more widely discussed libertarian theory. Reviewers noted a distinctly international feeling to the book, considered a plus, as well as good coverage of contemporary topics like blogging and entertainment.

The Ethics of Online Research

Author: Kandy Woodfield

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178743446X

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

View: 2926

This volume focuses on the ethics of internet and social networking research, exploring the ethical challenges faced by researchers making use of social media and big data in their research.