Ethics of Media

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  • Copyright: 2013-07-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Events such as the phone-hacking scandal, Wikileaks and the Mohammed cartoons controversy have placed ethics of media at the centre of current debates. Media are not only centralised institutions, but also technologies and means through which we sustain relationships with each other. We live with and in media, and this book sketches and critiques the normative contours of our intensely mediated worlds. What are the 'ethics' of media? What forms would we expect them to take? Do digital media create new ethical dilemmas and what is our responsibility as spectators/witnesses? Bringing together philosophers and media scholars and drawing on a range of contemporary case studies, the book highlights the diversity of competing answers to the question, 'is there an ethics of media?'

Author Biography

NICK COULDRY is Professor of Media and Communications, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. He is the author or editor of a number of books including Media Rituals: A Critical Approach and Listening Beyond the Echoes: Media, Ethics and Agency in an Uncertain World and co-editor of Media Consumption and Public Engagement (with Sonia Livingstone and Tim Markham, 2007)

MIRCA MADIANOU is Newton Trust Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Fellow of Lucy Cavendish Hall, University of Cambridge, UK. She is author of Mediating the Nation: News, Audiences and the Politics of Identity (Routledge, 2005) as well as a number of articles published in international journals.
AMIT PINCHEVSKI teaches in the Department of Communications and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is the author of By Way of Interruption: Levinas and the Ethics of Communication (2005) and co-editor of Media Witnessing (with Paul Frosh, 2008).

Table of Contents

1. Ethics of Media: An Introduction; Nick Couldry, Mirca Madianou and Amit Pinchevski
2. Media Freedoms and Media Standards; Onora O'Neill
3. Living Well and Through Media; Nick Couldry
4. Arendt on Media Ethics: Revisiting Traditions as the Heart of the Public Sphere; Ron Arnett
5. Anthropological Realism for Global Media Ethics; Clifford Christians and Stephen J. A. Ward
6. The Culture of Blogging: At the Crossroads of Narcissism and Ethics; Joanna Zylinska
7. Facing the Image; Roy Brandt and Amit Pinchevski
8. The Predicament of (Journalism) Ethics as seen in the About to Die Image: Levinas' Subjunctive Mood and the Third; Piotr Szpunar
9. Liberal Ethics and the Spectacle of War; Lilie Chouliaraki
10. On whose terms are you shown?; Daniel Dayan
11. Ethics of Mediation and the Voice of the Injured Subject; Mirca Madianou
12. A Metaethical Analysis of Moral Discourse on the Jeremy Kyle Show; Peter Lunt and Joe Livingstone
13. 'Ethical Living' in the Media and in Philosophy; Sabina Lovibond
14. Wikileaks, National Security, and Cosmopolitan Ethics; Damian Tambini
15. Journalism, Ethics and the Impact of Competition; Angela Phillips
16. When Practice is Undercut by Ethics; Barbie Zelizer

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