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Media Ethics - Matthew Kieran

Media Ethics

By: Matthew Kieran (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415168380
Number Of Pages: 212

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Concerns about the role and responsibilities of the media have become an increasingly important part of public debate. "Media Ethics" brings together philosophers, academics and media professionals to debate pressing ethical and moral questions for journalists and the media and to examine basic notions such as truth, virtue, privacy, rights, offense, harm, and freedom.
The contributors explore questions of impartiality and objectivity, the ethics of political journalism, the regulation of privacy and media intrusion and the justification for censorship. They discuss the relationship between journalism and public relations, war reporting and military propaganda in the Gulf War, media portrayals of sex and violence, and photojournalism and the tabloid press. Contributors include: David Archand, Martin Bell, Andrew Belsey, Noel Carrol, Ian Cram, Anthony Ellis, Gordon Graham, Bob Franklin, Richard Keeble, Matthew Kieran, Brian McNair, Mary Midgley, Rod Pilling, and Nigel Warburton.

"Because its authors are "across the pond," their points of view may be very different from what U.S. readers would expect from a collection on the subject of media ethics... and very useful in advancing their thinking... this slim volume will serve teachers of media ethics- practioners as well as professors- by supplying both a new approach and new concepts." -"Media Ethics, Spring 2001

Notes on contributors
Introduction
Journalism and ethics: can they co-exist?p. 1
The journalism of attachmentp. 15
Objectivity, impartiality and good journalismp. 23
The problem of humbugp. 37
Journalism, politics and public relations: an ethical appraisalp. 49
The myth of Saddam Hussein: new militarism and the propaganda function of the human interest storyp. 66
Privacy, the public interest and a prurient publicp. 82
Beyond Calcutt: the legal and extra-legal protection of privacy interests in England and Walesp. 97
Taming the tabloids: market, moguls and media regulationp. 111
Ethical photojournalism in the age of the electronic darkroomp. 123
Is the medium a (moral) message?p. 135
Sex and violence in fact and fictionp. 152
Censorship and the mediap. 165
Select bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780415168380
ISBN-10: 0415168384
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 26th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.05  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1