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Good News, Bad News : Journalism Ethics And The Public Interest - Jeremy Iggers

Good News, Bad News

Journalism Ethics And The Public Interest

Paperback Published: 3rd September 1999
ISBN: 9780813329529
Number Of Pages: 191

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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. Changes in the ownership and organization of the news media make these issues especially timely; although journalism's ethics rest on the idea of journalism as a profession, the rise of market-driven journalism has undermined journalists' professional status.Ultimately, argues Iggers, journalism is impossible without a public that cares about the common life. A more meaningful approach to journalism ethics must begin with a consideration of the role of the news media in a democratic society and proceed to look for practical ways in which journalism can contribute to the vitality of public life.Written in an accessible style, "Good News, Bad News" is important reading for journalists, communication scholars, and students.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
How Journalists Talk About Ethicsp. 11
Talking in Code(s): the Foundations of Journalism Ethicsp. 35
Contemporary Ethical Concepts in Historical Contextp. 57
Journalism Since Cooke: the Corporate Cultural Revolutionp. 75
Objectivity's Legacyp. 91
The Myth of Neutrality and the Ideology of Informationp. 109
Toward a Pragmatist Ethical Theory for Journalismp. 129
Toward a Public Journalismp. 141
Notesp. 157
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780813329529
ISBN-10: 0813329523
Series: Critical Studies in Communication and in the Cultural Indust
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 3rd September 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1