Quagmires and Quandaries

Exploring Journalism Ethics

Author: Ian Richards

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868406237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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Despite best intentions, various codes of ethics and extensive public attention, journalists are repeatedly seen to behave in ways that are less than edifying. With refreshing candour and scholarly rigour, Ian Richards, journalist and academic, examines the reasons why this particular profession is, apparently, so ethically challenged.

Journalism Ethics and Regulation

Author: Chris Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786171X

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 1783

Technology, and the democratising of news gathering, continue to change traditional journalistic practice making the path through ethical and regulatory frameworks tough to negotiate. As high-profile celebrity cases such as Max Mosley's vividly illustrate, conflicts between the law, ethics and the public’s right and desire to be informed are not easily resolved. This comprehensive volume addresses the ethical considerations, dilemmas and challenges the practising journalist faces, each minute, every day. Providing context and practical advice, it explores an area of crucial importance for the 21st century, thoroughly equipping the reader with the information and tools to negotiate this challenging area knowledgeably, practically and responsibly. This book has been written for students and trainee journalists, working journalists and editors, and indeed for any student of the media.

Journalism Ethics

A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media

Author: Fred Brown

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1936863111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 529

View: 8148

Fred Brown is an adjunct instructor in communication ethics at the University of Denver and a principal in a Denver-based media training and consulting firm. He is a former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and former chair of its ethics committee. He worked nearly 40 years as a reporter and editor at The Denver Post and still writes a Sunday editorial page column for the paper. --Book Jacket.

Mass media codes of ethics and councils

a comparative international study on professional standards

Author: J. Clement Jones

Publisher: United Nations Educational

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

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Media Ethics and Self-regulation

Author: Chris Frost

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: 271

View: 7244

The British press has been accused of drinking in the Last Chance Saloon. Now, with the coming of the new millennium, many fear that broadcasters are also getting a taste for the commercially-popular cocktail of sensation and intrusion that it sells. But does it have to be like that? Are journalists doomed to ignore stories about important public interest issues in favour of titillating tales that pander solely to the public's prurient curiosity? Are docusoaps and current affairs series based on questionable evidence replacing the award-winning documentary programmes of past years? Media Ethics and Self Regulation looks closely at the moral dilemmas facing journalists in their day-to-day working lives and examines the self-regulatory bodies that police the various codes of practice.

Ethics and the Media

An Introduction

Author: Stephen J. A. Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502603

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to media ethics and an exploration of how it must change to adapt to today's media revolution. Using an ethical framework for the new 'mixed media' ethics – taking in the global, interactive media produced by both citizens and professionals – Stephen J. A. Ward discusses the ethical issues which occur in both mainstream and non-mainstream media, from newspapers and broadcast to social media users and bloggers. He re-defines traditional conceptions of journalistic truth-seeking, objectivity and minimizing harm, and examines the responsible use of images in an image-saturated public sphere. He also draws the contours of a future media ethics for the 'new mainstream media' and puts forward cosmopolitan principles for a global media ethics. His book will be invaluable for all students of media and for others who are interested in media ethics.

Codes of Ethics and Photojournalism in Germany

Author: Katja Möhl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640796845

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 14

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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Communications - Journalism, Journalism Professions, grade: 2, University of Hamburg, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction A lot of essays have been written, when it comes to the approach of codes of ethics in journalism. In globalizing times, where the Internet serves as an increasing news source, it is of importance to rethink the existing codes of ethics and to frame them in a broader, transnational context. If this, sooner or later, leads us to a Global or European code of ethics, has also been one of the main topics in the media communication research field, as Tiina Laitila for example defines common journalistic codes of ethics within the European countries.1 But whereas common ethical rules and guidelines regarding journalism in general seem more clear and discussed in several studies, ethical codes in terms of photojournalism are still not defined in a normative way. Especially in times of the digital age and its mistrust it brings concerning digital photography, there is an increasing need of clear ethical guidelines for photojournalism. To demonstrate the importance of codes of ethics in photojournalism, the impact visual images possess, will be discussed and reconsidered in the beginning. On the basis of these ideas, this essay will examine whether or not ethical codings exist in the field of photojournalism with a special emphasize on Germany. It will be analyzed, if a German code of ethics can be defined, or if a broader, transnational code of ethics can be assigned regarding photojournalism. As a concluding part, the conduct of photographic codes of ethics will be discussed with the help of single conflict images. If a photojournalist respects the rules of codes of ethics or not, doesn't make his or her work often easier. Especially when it comes to war or conflict reporting, journalists often have the dilemma about how to behave as a photographer in critical situations. Images, as for example the worldwide discussed picture of the starving child in Sudan taken by Kevin Carter in 1993(2), made us aware of the ambivalent decisions journalists often need to make. In comparison to print, news photography is morally challenging and often difficult to judge, considering the obvious participation of the photojournalist. The taken picture in its visual expression clearly interweaves the journalist in a more public way than it confronts print journalists. Publishing a picture with your name, shows actually that you, as a journalist, have been on location, which demands immense responsibility and commitment. [...]

Media Ethics and Social Change

Author: Valerie Alia

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415971997

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 7212

This book introduces students to the challenges of media ethics and socially responsible media practice. Using US and international case studies based on real-life experiences of journalists, newsmakers, policy makers, and consumers, Valerie Alia invites readers to examine the pressing ethical and moral questions faced by the media and develop strategies for ethical problem solving and decision-making.

Ethical Issues in Journalism and the Media

Author: Andrew Belsey,Ruth Chadwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134914792

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

View: 2248

This book examines the ethical concepts which lie at the heart of journalism, including freedom, democracy, truth, objectivity, honesty and privacy. The common concern of the authors is to promote ethical conduct in the practice of journalism, as well as the quality of the information that readers and audience receive from the media.

Journalism Ethics

A Philosophical Approach

Author: Christopher Meyers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199708031

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 6937

Since the introduction of radio and television news, journalism has gone through multiple transformations, but each time it has been sustained by a commitment to basic values and best practices. Journalism Ethics is a reminder, a defense and an elucidation of core journalistic values, with particular emphasis on the interplay of theory, conceptual analysis and practice. The book begins with a sophisticated model for ethical decision-making, one that connects classical theories with the central purposes of journalism. Top scholars from philosophy, journalism and communications offer essays on such topics as objectivity, privacy, confidentiality, conflict of interest, the history of journalism, online journalism, and the definition of a journalist. The result is a guide to ethically sound and socially justified journalism-in whatever form that practice emerges. Journalism Ethics will appeal to students and teachers of journalism ethics, as well as journalists and practical ethicists in general.

Ethics and Journalism

Author: Karen Sanders

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761969667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

View: 5826

Ethics and Journalism provides a comprehensive overview of the main approaches to ethical enquiry in Western journalism. It examines the ethical dilemmas faced by journalists in all areas of the media and sets our ways of achieving ethical journalism.

Journalism Ethics

A Reference Handbook

Author: Elliot D. Cohen,Deni Elliott

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9780874368734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 7635

This timely, multiauthored volume focuses on the major issues that shape journalism ethics today--issues such as objectivity, freedom of the press, privacy, control of news organization by nonmedia concerns, increased diversity in news media outlets, morality, professionalism, and accountability.

Media Ethics and Accountability Systems

Author: Claude-Jean Bertrand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351289624

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

View: 5731

Over the last few years, the O.J. Simpson case, then the Lewinsky-Clinton affair, and scores of minor scandals have dominated the US press, often taking precedence over important domestic and international issues. This tabloidization of the news media, both here and abroad, has proved that "the market" cannot insure media quality. In a democracy, for media to function well, they must be free of both political and economic muzzling. The only solution is to add self-regulation, or quality control, by professionals and public to the other two forces, the market and state regulation. In this controversial volume, Claude-Jean Bertrand sets out to define a set of accountability systems--democratic, efficient, and harmless--to insure true freedom and quality of media. This brief, highly literate volume focuses not on philosophical foundations of media ethics or case stories, but on what is now missing in the codes. Many books deal with media ethics but few deal with accountability. Media Ethics and Accountability Systems zeroes in on the many nongovernmental methods of enforcing "quality control," and on the difficulty of getting the media microcosm to accept such accountability. To remedy this lack, Bertrand proposes rethinking existing "media accountability systems," some 30 to 40 in number, and creation of new ones. He observes that existing systems are rooted in four basic approaches: training: the education of citizens in media use and the incorporation of ethics courses in journalistic education; evaluation: criticism (positive and negative) not only from politicians, consumerists, and intellectuals, but from media professionals themselves; monitoring: by independent, academic experts over extended periods of time into the long-term effects; and feedback: giving ear to the various segments of media users and their needs and tastes, rather than scrutinizing sales and ratings. Media Ethics will be of particular interest to academics in the fields of communication and journalism, as well as to the general reader with an interest in public issues and a civic concern for society.

Ethics and Media Culture

Practices and Representations

Author: David Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

View: 7989

Publisher's description: The debate concerning media ethics has intensified in recent years, fuelled mainly by the standards of journalist and media practices. The role of practitioners has taken centre-stage as concerns over what constitutes ethical, and therefore socially acceptable practice and behaviour, by the public, practitioners and intellectuals alike. The discursive relationship between the production and consumption of information is central to the debate regarding moral conduct, particularly in light of the commercialisation of the media.

The New Ethics of Journalism

Principles for the 21st Century

Author: Kelly McBride,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483320952

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8484

Featuring a new code of ethics for journalists and essays by 14 journalism thought leaders and practitioners, The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century, by Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstiel, examines the new pressures brought to bear on journalism by technology and changing audience habits. It offers a new framework for making critical moral choices, as well as case studies that reinforce the concepts and principles rising to prominence in 21st century communication. The book addresses the unique problems facing journalism today, including how we arrive at truth in an era of abundant and unverified information; the evolution of new business models and partnerships; the presence of journalists on independent social media platforms; the role of diversity; the meaning of stories; the value of images; and the role of community in the production of journalism.

Journalism and the Debate Over Privacy

Author: Craig LaMay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135622523

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 7575

Journalism and the Debate Over Privacy situates the discussion of issues of privacy in the landscape of professional journalism. Privacy problems present the widest gap between what journalism ethics suggest and what the law allows. This edited volume examines these problems in the context of both free expression theory and newsroom practice. Including essays by some of the country's foremost First Amendment scholars, the volume starts off in Part I with an examination of privacy in theoretical terms, intended to start the reader thinking broadly about conceptual problems in discussions about journalism and privacy. Part II builds on the theoretical underpinnings and looks at privacy problems as they are experienced by working journalists. This volume features discussion of: *privacy as a socially-constructed right--a moving target that changes with technology, social norms, national experience, and journalistic practice; *privacy as both a property and a commercial right; *privacy in terms of journalism ethics and journalistic codes; *privacy as an attribute of press independence from government; and *Bartnicki v. Vopper and its implications for journalism. With this volume, editor Craig L. LaMay provides a concise, intellectually provocative overview of a topic that is of growing importance to journalists, both legally and ethically. The work is intended for scholars and advanced students in communication law, ethics, and First Amendment rights, and is also appropriate for First Amendment and media law classes in law schools.

Journalism Ethics by Court Decree

The Supreme Court on the Proper Practice of Journalism

Author: John C. Watson

Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing

ISBN: 9781593322663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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Watson concludes that journalism practice is guided and defined by law and ethics. Journalists are most likely to follow an ethical principle when it is supported by the law and less likely if it is opposed or not supported by the law. The law at issue is virtually always the First Amendment. Because the Supreme Court has the final say on First Amendment issues, the Court has a powerful influence on the applied ethics of journalism. Watson analyzes Court rulings since 1947 that address journalism's primary ethical principles. He considers the implications of having jurists set the course of proper journalism practice, especially when unfettered journalism ethics require journalists to violate the law.

Media Ethics in the South African Context

An Introduction and Overview

Author: Lucas M. Oosthuizen

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702156571

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This text explores the dynamic and potentially explosive field of media ethics from a South African perspective. Grounded in ethical theory, the public philosophies of communication and media performance norms, this text provides guidelines for individual ethical decision-making to media practitioners and media groups. The author's analysis of the South African normative context under the previous and present political dispensations will be of interest to media policy formulators and students alike. Current contentious issues, such as racism in the media, the plans for media, development in this country, the reporting of violence and crime, the right to privacy, and the media and advertising all come under intense scrutiny. Addenda include rules of procedure and the code of conduct of the Press Ombudsman of South Africa, the constitution, code and procedures of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa, and the code of conduct of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa.

Online Journalism Ethics: Traditions and Transitions

Traditions and Transitions

Author: Cecilia Friend,Jane Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317463609

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 6701

Online media present both old and new ethical issues for journalists who must make decisions in an interactive, instantaneous environment short on normative standards or guidelines. This user-friendly book guides prospective and professional journalists through ethical questions encountered only online. Including real-life examples and perspectives from online journalists in every chapter, the book examines the issues of gathering information, reporting, interviewing, and writing for mainstream news organizations on the Web. It considers the ethical implications of linking, interactivity, verification, transparency, and Web advertising, as well as the effects of convergence on newsrooms. It also addresses the question of who is a journalist and what is journalism in an age when anyone can be a publisher. Each chapter includes a complex case study that promotes critical thinking and classroom discussion about how to apply the ethical issues covered.

Code of conduct and practice of journalism in Kenya

Author: Media Council of Kenya

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 13

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This Code is intended to serve as the ethical foundation for the practice of journalism in Kenya.