Media Ethics: Issues and Cases

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-23
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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

An Introduction to Ethical Decision Making
Information Ethics: A Profession Seeks the Truth
Advertising Ethics: From Buyer Beware to Empowerment
Loyalty: Choosing Between Competing Allegiances
Public Relations: Advocate of Advocacy?
Privacy: Looking for Solitude in the Global Village
The Mass Media In a Democratic Society: Keeping a Promise
Media Economics: The Deadline Meets the Bottom Line
Picture This: The Ethics of Photo and Video Journalism
New Media: Continuing Questions and New Roles
The Ethical Dimensions of Art and Entertainment
Becoming A Moral Adult Bibliography Index
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