The Journalist's Moral Compass

Basic Principles

Author: Steven R. Knowlton,Patrick Parsons

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275951535

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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What basic ethical principles should guide American journalists to help them justify their invasion of an individual's privacy, to be objective in their reporting, to avoid being influenced by government or economic controls? A wire service and newsroom veteran and a sociologist and scholar in mass media/communications have designed a philosophical guide for students, scholars, and practitioners to use as a kind of moral compass. Key excerpts from some of the most important writings on the subject from Milton to Louis Brandeis, from Plato to Sissela Bok, and from Adam Smith to John Merrill deal with some of the most serious contemporary issues in journalism today. This short text also includes the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics and a full index.
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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

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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.
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Moral Reasoning for Journalists

Cases and Commentary

Author: Steven R. Knowlton

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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This up-to-date collection of more than two dozen real-life cases illustrates the moral issues facing contemporary American journalists. It will help students hone their reasoning skills, encouraging them to think rationally and act with integrity.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Ethical Issues in the Communication Process

Author: J. Vernon Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136687203

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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A rapid and widespread growth of interest in applied ethics is occurring today not only in the United States, but around the world as well. Academia both reflects this and is a leader in the movement. The field of speech communication shares in this increased sensitivity to ethical concerns. Students and the general public are looking for thoughtful analyses and guidance in all areas of communication. Ethical concerns relative to mass communication have been the subject of a number of books, but only a very few cover the entire scope of communication to include interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, small groups, and public speaking. This book tries to fill that need by discussing ethical concerns as they emerge in the areas of the communication process -- the communicator, the message, the media, the audience, and the situation. The speech communication field now has a need to digest and synthesize the existing research findings and the general literature in the field and in related humanities and social science works into a coherent and nontechnical discussion. This volume explores the most up-to-date materials to provide just such a synthesis. An extensive bibliography at the end of the book gives readers the sources on which the book is based, and offers ample avenues for further personal exploration. The book should provide meaningful food for thought as readers grapple conscientiously with the many everyday decisions made in communication transactions, and in evaluating the communication of others.
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Ethics and Media Culture: Practices and Representations

Author: David Berry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136029389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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The struggle for postzionism is a conflict over national memory and the control of cultural and physical space. Laurence J. Silberstein analyzes the phenomenon of postzionism and provides an intervention into this debate.
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Mediating Religion

Studies in Media, Religion, and Culture

Author: Jolyon P. Mitchell,Sophia Marriage

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567088079

Category: Social Science

Page: 407

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This is the first book to bring together many aspects of the interplay between religion, media and culture from around the world in a single comprehensive study. Leading international scholars provide the most up-to-date findings in their fields, and in a readable and accessible way.Some of the topics covered include religion in the media age, popular broadcasting, communication theology, popular piety, film and religion, myth and ritual in cyberspace, music and religion, communication ethics, and the nature of truth in media saturated cultures.The result is not only a wide-ranging resource for scholars and students, but also a unique introduction to this increasingly important phenomenon of modern life.
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Moral Reasoning for Journalists, 2nd Edition

Second Edition

Author: Steven Knowlton,Bill Reader

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031334549X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Despite the fact that the public's trust in the news media is at historic lows, despite the fact that hardly a day goes by without another report of unethical behavior by news professionals, journalists and teachers remain dedicated to ethical issues—perhaps more so now than at any other time in history. News companies are developing rigorous codes of conduct; journalists and editors are vigorously reporting on ethical lapses by their peers, and many journalism schools are creating standalone courses in journalism ethics and hiring faculty members who are devoted to ethics research and instruction. Using more than two-dozen actual cases from around the world to examine and apply those principles of ethical journalism, Knowlton and Reader suggest an easy-to-follow, commonsense approach to making ethical decisions in the newsroom as deadlines loom. Moral Reasoning for Journalists serves as an introduction to the underpinnings of journalism ethics, and as a guide for journalists and journalism teachers looking for ways to make ethical choices beyond going with your gut.
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Media Ethics

Key Principles for Responsible Practice

Author: Patrick Lee Plaisance

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412956854

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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Making ethics accessible and applicable to media practice, Media Ethics: Key Principles for Responsible Practice explains key ethical principles and their application in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising, and media-based marketing. Unlike application-oriented case books, this text sets forth the philosophical underpinnings of key principles and explains how each should guide responsible media behavior. It avoids moralizing and instead emphasizes the deliberative nature of ethics, inviting students to grapple with ethical dilemmas on their own and presenting ethical theory in a way designed to enrich classroom discussion. 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, both as media consumers and media professionals of the future.
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Media Ethics

Cases and Moral Reasoning

Author: Clifford G. Christians,Kim B. Rotzoll,Mark B. Fackler,Kathy Brittain McKee,Robert H. Woods

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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This market-leading text uses original case studies and commentaries about actual media experiences to get students thinking analytically about ethical situations in mass communication. Aiming to improve students' ethical awareness, "Media Ethics" provides a solid foundation in the theoretical principles of ethical philosophies. It presents the Potter Box as a framework for uncovering the important steps in moral reasoning for analyzing the cases that follow. Focusing on a wide spectrum of ethical issues facing media practitioners, the cases in the text cover journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations and entertainment. The Seventh Edition features new and updated cases and includes more cases focusing on corporations, the World Wide Web and post-September 11 news coverage. The new edition is also now accompanied by a new Web site with extensive teaching materials. New to this Edition Over 25 new cases address topics such as the Jayson Blair story, the war in Iraq, Affirmative Action in college admissions, and the Kobe Bryant case, helping to keep the text timely and engaging for students. A new Foreword by former CBS News Executive Producer Tom Bradford emphasizes the importance of ethics in journalism today. A new website features extensive teaching materials and background documents, allowing for expanded classroom discussion.
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