Philosophical Issues in Journalism

Author: Elliot D. Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195068986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 1500

Bringing together major writings on a wide range of conceptual issues underlying the theory and practice of journalism, this unique anthology covers topics such as what makes a story newsworthy, journalism and professional ethics, the right of free speech, privacy and news sources, politicsand the power of the press, objectivity and bias, and the education of journalists. Including papers by key contemporary and classical authors such as Walter Lippmann, Joshua Halberstam, Tom L. Beauchamp, Fred Smoller, Edward J. Epstein, Herbert Gans, John Stuart Mill, Philip Meyer, and Theodore L.Glasser, this book introduces provocative issues in press ethics and philosophy that color or determine much of what we see and hear in today's media.

Journalism and the Philosophy of Truth

Beyond Objectivity and Balance

Author: Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317500008

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 5164

This book bridges a gap between discussions about truth, human understanding, and epistemology in philosophical circles, and debates about objectivity, bias, and truth in journalism. It examines four major philosophical theories in easy to understand terms while maintaining a critical insight which is fundamental to the contemporary study of journalism. The book aims to move forward the discussion of truth in the news media by dissecting commonly used concepts such as bias, objectivity, balance, fairness, in a philosophically-grounded way, drawing on in depth interviews with journalists to explore how journalists talk about truth.

Journalism Ethics

A Philosophical Approach

Author: Christopher Meyers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199708031

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 4782

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.

Practising Global Journalism

Exploring reporting issues worldwide

Author: John Herbert

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136029850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 8566

From this book, you will gain an understanding of the global media marketplace - the technology, the players and the issues. The role of news agencies, sources and networks are explored covering the issues of ethics, global media ownership and control. Find out how journalists are using the web and learn even newer ways to collect and communicate information. Essential reading for today's practising and trainee journalists. John Herbert examines the global environment in which journalists operate and describes the latest technology and its impact on print, broadcast and online journalism practice. Practising Global Journalism is a unique overview of the profession, providing a comparative study of journalism practice worldwide. Case studies are drawn from Europe, Australia, the Asia Pacific, South Asia, China, Africa and the Americas.

Ethics for Journalists

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134085435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Ethics for Journalists tackles many of the issues which journalists face in their everyday lives – from the media's supposed obsession with sex, sleaze and sensationalism, to issues of regulation and censorship. Its accessible style and question and answer approach highlights the relevance of ethical issues for everyone involved in journalism, both trainees and professionals, whether working in print, broadcast or new media. Ethics for Journalists provides a comprehensive overview of ethical dilemmas and features interviews with a number of journalists, including the celebrated investigative reporter Phillip Knightley. Presenting a range of imaginative strategies for improving media standards and supported by a thorough bibliography and a wide ranging list of websites, Ethics for Journalists, second edition, considers many problematic subjects including: representations of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, mental health and suicide ethics online – ‘citizen journalism’ and its challenges to ‘professionalism’ controversial calls for a privacy law to restrain the power of the press journalistic techniques such as sourcing the news, doorstepping, deathknocks and the use of subterfuge the handling of confidential sources and the dilemmas of war and peace reporting.

Freedom, Rights And Pornography

A Collection of Papers by Fred R. Berger

Author: Bruce Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401133344

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

View: 3658

In the essays that follow, Fred Berger argues for freedom of expression, civil disobedience, affirmative action and what he calls liberal judicial activism and against sex-role stereotyping, paternalism and the censorship of pornography. Underlying his liberalism is a unified theory. That theory consists of a conception of rights, a theory of value and a theory of government. The conception of a right that Berger defends derives from J ohn Stuart Mill and is captured by what he calls "the rights formula": to have a right is to have important interests that society ought to protect as a matter of general rule (pp. 2, 7, 17-18, 19, 95). Since rights are to be protected by general rule, case-by-case consideration of consequences is ruled out (pp. 3, 18, 96) and neither modest increases in the general welfare, nor majority opinion, can justify the violation of a right (pp. 14-15; 17-18). Berger combines this view of the nature of a right with an objective theory of value according to which the important interests that ought to be protected are ones that people have "whether they know them or not, whether they desire that in which they have an interest or not" (p.

Ethics and Social Concern

Author: Anthony Serafini

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595094104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

View: 2376

[Buy this book now only at the iUniverse.com bookstore.] Ethics and Social Concern gives undergraduate students an overview of key issues in the three major fields of applied ethics: Business, Medicine, and Mass Media/Journalism. Anthony Serafini has collected the most poignant essays and articles by some of the most provocative philosophers and writers within these areas of applied ethics. Among the critical topics covered are: Should AIDS Victims BE Quarantined? Multinational Corporations In Vitro Fertilization and Feminist Ethics Whistleblowing: The Reporter’s Role Blackmailing Integrity in Journalism Confidential Sources The Profit Motive in Medicine To help students see the common underlying ethical themes across these fields of inquiry, Serafini has written introductions to each section to ferret out the affinities and connections between the articles.

The Journalist in Plato's Cave

Author: Jay Newman

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838633496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 7717

A provocative study of the complex relations between philosophy and journalism. The discussion addresses such subjects as the essential nature of journalism, news value, the relation of journalism to education, the ideal of a free press, and practical strategies for press reform and the improvement of journalism.

Ethical Issues in Journalism and the Media

Author: Andrew Belsey,Ruth Chadwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134914806

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

View: 3747

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.

American journalism

the publication of the American Journalism Historians Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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Journalism Ethics

Philosophical Foundations for News Media

Author: John Merrill

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312138998

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Journalism Ethics

A Reference Handbook

Author: Elliot D. Cohen,Deni Elliott

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9780874368734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 6418

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.

Mass Surveillance and State Control

The Total Information Awareness Project

Author: Elliot D. Cohen

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

View: 8290

A global system of mass, warrantless, government surveillance now imperils privacy and other civil liberties essential to sustaining the free world. This project to unilaterally, totally control information flow is a product of complex, ongoing interplay between technological, political, legal, corporate, economic, and social factors, including research and development of advanced, digital technologies; an unremitting “war on terror”; relaxed surveillance laws; government alliances with information technology companies; mass media manipulation; and corporate globalism. This book details these and other factors contributing to this degenerative trend; specifies recommendations for constructive change; and provides a platform for grassroots efforts to stop the decline before it is too late.

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

View: 990

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.

Spheres of Awareness

A Wilberian Integral Approach to Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, and Art

Author: James Lough,Patricia Herron

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761848053

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 7534

This book moves toward building a new and more comprehensive theory of literature, philosophy, psychology, and art. The extremely popular work of Ken Wilber, unites the best of both western and eastern thought and affirms that the stages of consciousness, more refined than that of the reasoning mind, do exist.

Journalism Ethics

Arguments & Cases

Author: Martin Hirst,Roger Patching

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 7496

Situating modern ethical dilemmas in a social and historical context, this text encourages students to think critically about the theory and practice of journalism ethics. It has been fully updated in every chapter with new examples and cases taken from 'yesterday's headlines'.

Global Media Ethics

Problems and Perspectives

Author: Stephen J. A. Ward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118359828

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 8742

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