The Ethical Journalist
- Tony Harcup - University of Sheffield, UK
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. This exciting new title discusses ethics as fundamental rather than as a set of problems or an added extra, and it should become essential reading for everyone interested in journalism.
'He offers dozens of stories, interviews with reporters, and historical references to bolster his idea that from reflective practitioners comes ethical journalism, and ethical journalism is good journalism... As a guide to applied ethics in international journalism, this collection of recent and historical cases provides grist for solid debate... Altogether The Ethical Journalist presents a glimpse at how British and other journalists grapple with the ethical demands of their employers, their audiences, and even their governments' -
Journal of Mass Media Ethics.
The book will be regularly used and recommended to students.
Suddenly one of the most important subjects in Journalism. We cannot really now teach journalism without a textbook on the subject of ethics.
Excellent book, provokes discussion and opens up new perspectives to the students.
I recommend this book as the one to buy (if students only buy one!) for our Journalism Ethics course for 3rd year Journalism students. There are 69 of them currently. The book is practical and best of all, has abridged extracts from the codes and regulations which govern journalism ethics. Invaluable..reallay the best in the field I would say.