Ethics and the Media

Ethics and the Media : An Introduction

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to media ethics and an exploration of how it must change to adapt to today's media revolution. Using an ethical framework for the new 'mixed media' ethics - taking in the global, interactive media produced by both citizens and professionals - Stephen J. A. Ward discusses the ethical issues which occur in both mainstream and non-mainstream media, from newspapers and broadcast to social media users and bloggers. He re-defines traditional conceptions of journalistic truth-seeking, objectivity and minimizing harm, and examines the responsible use of images in an image-saturated public sphere. He also draws the contours of a future media ethics for the 'new mainstream media' and puts forward cosmopolitan principles for a global media ethics. His book will be invaluable for all students of media and for others who are interested in media ethics.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139156292
  • 9781139156295

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction: the shape of media ethics; 1. What is ethics?; 2. Analyzing media ethics: methods and aims; 3. A free press in a media-connected world; 4. Reaffirming truth and objectivity; 5. Minimizing harm and the ethics of images; 6. The ethics of converging journalism; 7. Global media ethics.
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