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The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics

Edited by: Lee Wilkins , Clifford G. Christians

Print publication date:  July  2008
Online publication date:  September  2008

Print ISBN: 9780805861914
eBook ISBN: 9780203893043
Adobe ISBN: 9781135594602

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Book description

This Handbook encapsulates the intellectual history of mass media ethics over the past twenty-five years. Chapters serve as a summary of existing research and thinking in the field, as well as setting agenda items for future research.

Key features include:

  • up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of media ethics, one of the hottest topics in the media community
  • 'one-stop shopping' for historical and current research in media ethics
  • experienced, top-tier editors, advisory board, and contributors.

It will be an essential reference on media ethics theory and research for scholars, graduate students, and researchers in media, mass communication, and journalism.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A Philosophically Based Inquiry into the Nature of Communicating Humans Download PDF
Chapter  2:  A Short History of Media Ethics in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Essential Shared Values and 21st Century Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Moral Development: A Psychological Approach to Understanding Ethical Judgment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Search for Universals Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Truth and Objectivity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Photojournalism Ethics: A 21st-Century Primal Dance of Behavior, Technology, and Ideology Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Why Diversity Is an Ethical Issue Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Ethics of Advocacy: Moral Reasoning in the Practice of Public Relations Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Ethics of Propaganda and the Propaganda of Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Perspectives on Pornography Demand Ethical Critique Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Violence Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Eroding Boundaries between News and Entertainment and What They Mean for Democratic Politics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  What Can We Get Away With? The Ethics of Art and Entertainment in the Neoliberal World Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Justice as a Journalistic Value and Goal Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Transparency in Journalism: Meanings, Merits, and Risks Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Conflict of Interest Enters a New Age Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Digital Ethics in Autonomous Systems Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Peace Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Privacy and the Press Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Buddhist Moral Ethics: Intend No Harm, Intend to Be of Benefit Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Communitarianism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Freedom of Expression and the Liberal Democratic Tradition Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Media Ownership in a Corporate Age  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Media in Evil Circumstances Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Ethical Tensions in News Making: What Journalism Has In Common with Other Professions Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Feminist Media Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Global Media Ecology: Why There Is No Global Media Ethics Standard Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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