This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. Both theoretical and practical, this important volume will raise the ethical bar for both scholars and practitioners in the world of global communication and media. Brings together scholars from around the world in examining ethical issues raised by globalization, the practice of journalism, popular culture, and media activities Examines important themes in communication ethics, including feminism, ideology, social responsibility, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, development, and glocalism, among many others Contains case studies on reporting, censorship, responsibility, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt (again, among others) throughout many countries and regions worldwide Includes contributions by several Islamic scholars who discuss various facets of that religion's engagement with the public sphere, and others who deal with some of the religious and cultural factors that bedevil efforts to understand our world
Robert S. Fortner
is Director of the Media Research Institute, a non-profit organization serving the church, NGO and international radio community with research to assist them in meeting their missions. He is also a Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College. He is the author of International Communication: History, Conflict and Control of the Global Metropolis (Wadsworth, 1993), Public Diplomacy and International Politics: The Symbolic Constructs of Summits and International Radio News (Praeger, 1994), Radio, Morality and Culture: Britain, Canada and the United States 1919-1945 (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006), and Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).
Mark Fackler is Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College. He has taught at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Daystar University, Kenya, and Uganda Christian University (Mukono). Fackler is co-author of Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning (Longman, 7th edition, 2005) and Good News: Social Ethics and the Press (Oxford University Press, 1993) and has contributed and edited other several books, chapters, and papers on media, ethics, and emerging democracies in East Africa.