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Journalism Ethics: A Philosophical Approach

Christopher Meyers

Abstract

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 defence, and an elucidation of core journalistic values, with particular emphasis on the interplay of theory, conceptual analysis and practice. This unified text on journalism ethics begins with a sophisticated model for ethical decision making, devised by two of the nation's leading ethicists, which connects classical theories with the central purposes of journalism. ... More

Keywords: journalism, ethics, news, decision making, objectivity, privacy, confidentiality, conflict of interest, history, online journalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195370805
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370805.001.0001

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Christopher Meyers, editor
California State University, Bakersfield
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Section One Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations

Section Two The Practice of Journalism

14 The Ethics of Privacy

Clifford G. Christians

15 Understanding and Respecting Privacy

Candace Cummins Gauthier

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