Journalistic Ethics: Moral Responsibility in the Media

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For courses on journalistic ethics, media ethics, media in general, applied ethics, journalism, and journalistic integrity.

 

 By combining accessible theory with case studies and applications, this book offers both a solid framework for philosophical discussions of journalistic ethics and a sourcebook that journalism students can use in thinking about the moral implications of their intended profession.

 

Dale Jacquette wrote the book in order to explore the limitations of a free and responsible press against the pressures and conflicts encountered by journalists.  This book provides a model and set of moral ideals for practicing and aspiring journalists, with the end result being an improvement in the quality and ethical standards of news reporting by readers who have become more aware of the moral implications of their work.

 

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We all depend in many ways on accurate, timely news reporting, but is the accuracy of news a given? And how much responsibility does a journalist have for its accuracy?

 

  Journalistic Ethics: Moral Responsibility in the Media examines the moral rights and responsibilities of journalists to provide what Dale Jacquette calls “truth telling in the public interest.” With 31 case studies from contemporary journalistic practice, the book demonstrates the immediate practical implications of ethics for working journalists as well as for those who read or watch the news. This case-study approach is paired with a theoretical grounding, and issues include freedom of the press, censorship and withholding sensitive information for the greater public good, protection of confidential sources, journalistic respect for privacy, objectivity, perspective and bias, and editorial license and its obligations.   This is a book for anyone who now works in journalism, or is considering a career as a journalist. It is also important groundwork for everyone who follows the day's events in newspapers, radio, television, or on the internet.

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Book Description Pearson, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PREFACE INTRODUCTION: WHAT JOURNALISTS DO News Information Moral Rights and Responsibilities Moral Problems for Journalistic Ethics Criteria of Professional Ethics Chapter One TRUTH TELLING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Truth and its Consequences Deliberate and Inadvertent Falsehoods Case Study 1: Newsweek and the Holy Koran at Guantinamo Bay Case Study 2: Staged Incidents in Dateline NBC Investigative Reporting Fundamental Principle of Journalistic Ethics Truth Telling Journalistic Imperatives Truth as Correspondence with Facts Practical Truth Criteria and Cross-Checking News Contents Plagiarism Moral Integrity and Journalisms Raison Deatre Case Study 3: Jayson Blair at the New York Times Relevance and the Concept of Relevant Truth Chapter Two JOURNALISTIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Rights and Responsibilities Legal and Moral Rights Case Study 4: Right to Publish and Responsibility for News Content Consequences for Abusing Rights Case Study 5: Role of Reporters as Responsible Citizens in Criminal Investigations Relation of Rights and Responsibilities Origin of Journalistic Rights Case Study 6: Journalistic Responsibility Versus Detachment Chapter Three MORAL IDEALS ANDWORKADAY JOURNALISTIC REALITIES Moral Ideals Conflicts of Moral Ideals and Marketplace Realities Case Study 7: The Jessica Lynch Incident Two Sides of Professional Journalism The Midas Touch of Television News Pros and Cons of the Mass Media Age Case Study 8: Warehouse Fire and Homeless Shelter Closing Case Study 9: Governmental Pressures on Journalism in Mexico Commercialism in the News Making a Profit in Journalism Increasing Income from News Reporting Conflicts with Advertisers over News Content Moral Choices in Reactions to Advertiser Pressure Moral Obligations for Journalists to Remain Profitable Interest Group Influence on News Reporting Call for Journalists to Stand Firm Against Financial Intimidation Increasing Journalistic Profits by Reducing Costs Weakness of Will and the Temptations of Financial Gain Stealth Advertising Case Study 10: Strangers Bearing Gifts Moral Quandaries about Hidden Advertising Product Placement in the News Chapter Four FREEDOM O. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0131825399

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