Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-04-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This volume explores the construction of an ethics for news media that is global in reach and impact. Essays by international media ethicists provide leading theoretical perspectives on major issues and applies the ideas to specific countries, contexts and problems, and the result is a rich source of ethical thought and analysis on questions raised by contemporary global media.

Author Biography

Stephen J.A. Ward is the James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics and director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin in Madison. He was previously director of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His research interests include global journalism ethics, the philosophical foundations of media ethics, and theories of objectivity. Herman Wasserman teaches media and cultural studies at Newcastle University, UK, and is associate professor extraordinary of journalism at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is a former Fulbright Scholar at Indiana University, and a former fellow of the Ethics Colloquium at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He is the editor of Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies and on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Mass Media Ethics and the Journal of African Media Studies.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Biographies of Authorsp. viii
Introduction: Why Global Media Ethics?p. 1
Universals, Theory, and Global Ethics
The Ethics of Universal Beingp. 6
Connecting Care and Duty: How Neuroscience and Feminist Ethics can Contribute to Understanding Professional Moral Developmentp. 24
A Theory of Patriotism for Global Journalismp. 42
Media Ethics: Towards a Framework for Media Producers and Media Consumersp. 59
Global, Local, and Critical Theory
Media Ethics and Human Dignity in the Postcolonyp. 74
Postcolonial Theory and Global Media Ethics: A Theoretical Interventionp. 90
Moral Philosophy as the Foundation of Normative Media Theory: Questioning African Ubuntuism as a Frameworkp. 105
Applications and Case Studies
Negotiating Journalism Ethics in Zambia: Towards a 'Glocal' Ethicsp. 124
Journalistic Ethics and Responsibility in Relation to Freedom of Expression: an Islamic Perspectivep. 142
Media Ethics in Ethiopiap. 157
Indexp. 172
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