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By combining real-life and hypothetical cases with a succinct introduction to ethical theory, this text helps students prepare for the ethical situations they will encounter in the media professions. It is an ideal choice as the main text in a media ethics course or as a supplemental text in any course in journalism. The new edition reflects changes in the world post 9/11, including the war in Iraq, the Enron and WorldCom scandals, and a new look at media and democracy in light of FCC-approved media consolidation.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Ethical Decision Making
Chapter 2. Information Ethics: A Profession Seeks the Truth
Chapter 3. Advertising Ethics: From Let The Buyer Beware to Empowerment
Chapter 4. Loyalty: Choosing Between Competing Allegiances
Chapter 5. Public Relations: Advocate or Adversary?
Chapter 6. Privacy: Looking for Solitude in the Global Village
Chapter 7. The Mass Media In a Democratic Society: Keeping a Promise
Chapter 8. Media Economics: The Deadline Meets the Bottom Line
Chapter 9. Picture This: The Ethics of Photo and Video Journalism
Chapter 10. Ethics in Cyberspace: New Questions and New Roles
Chapter 11. The Ethical Dimensions of Art and Entertainment