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Ethics and Journalism

Ethics and Journalism

First Edition

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Journalism | Media Policy

January 2003 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What are ethics? Why does ethical journalism matter? How do ethics affect good journalism?

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.

Ethics and Journalism:

- Explores such subjects as: private lives and the public interest, relations to sources and coverage of death, disease and destruction

- Examines the role of regulation and self-regulation of the media industry

- Discusses strategies of good journalism

- Thoroughly examines the role of industry codes.

Ethics and Journalism is informed by interviews with top journalists and editors and is written in a clear and accessible style. It includes an exhaustive bibliography as well as an excellent list of relevant web-sites.

It will be essential reading for all journalism, media and politics students studying journalism and ethics, as well as for those who already work in the media and are interested in understanding ethical issues.

Ethics and Journalism?
Thinking about Ethics
Virtue Ethics
Lying to Tell a Story
Faking It
Freedom's Scope
Private Lives and Public Interest
Death, Disease and Destruction
Liaisons Dangereuses
Reporters and Sources

Conflicts of Interest
The Bottom Line
Self-Regulation and Codes of Conduct
Blaming the Harlots
The Good Journalist

"The approach taken in many chapters provides readers with a summary of philosophical perspectives relevant to the topic, contemporary examples from print or broadcast news media, but also relevant references from literature or film; for example, including lines from Hamlet or the film Network. Given the international diversity of examples, her text would be highly appropriate for a course with a global communication perspective."

Joan Conners
Randolph Macon University
A Quarterly Review of Communication Research

This book is a great resource for understanding ethical concerns in journalism.

Dr Martina Topic
Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University
March 10, 2015

A good all round text on media ethics appropriate for UK students.

Ms Ruth Stoker
Journalism, Huddersfield University
January 28, 2015

Good discussions of key ethical debates. I particularly find the casestudies - both current and historical ones - useful to my class in Journalism and Society.

Mrs Line Thomsen
Inst for Information & Media Studies, Aarhus University
November 25, 2011

A useful addition to the reading list as it approaches the subject of ethics from a slightly different angle than others. Completely valid source of information which is both informative and thought-provoking.

Mr Colm Griffith
School of Journalism, Media and Communication, Central Lancashire University
November 13, 2009

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of Chapter 8

PDF file of Chapter 1

Karen Sanders

Karen Sanders is senior lecturer in the Department of Managing People in Organizations. She read BA Joint Honours in english and philosophy at the University of Durham (UK) and completed her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Navarra (Spain).... More About Author

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