What are ethics? Why does ethical journalism matter? How do ethics affect good journalism? Ethics & Journalism provides a comprehensive overview of the main approaches to ethical inquiry in Western journalism.
Ethics for Journalists tackles many of the issues journalists face in their everyday lives—from the media’s supposed obsession with sex, sleaze, and sensationalism, to issues of regulation and censorship.
Public dissatisfaction with the news media frequently gives rise to calls for journalists to live up to the ethical standards of their profession. But what if the fault lies in part with the standards themselves? Jeremy Iggers argues that journalism’s institutionalized conversation about ethics largely evades the most important issues regarding the public interest and the civic responsibilities of the press.
The influence of the media remains a contentious issue. Every time a particularly high-profile crime of violence is committed, there are those who blame the effects of the media. … Yet, any real evidence that the media do actually have such negative effects remains as elusive as ever and, consequently, the debate about effects frequently ends up as being little more than strident and rhetorical appeals to “common sense.” Ill Effects is a guide for the perplexed.
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.