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