Media Ethics : Issues and Cases

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2010-07-21
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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An Introduction to Ethical Decision Making
Chapter 1 Essay: Cases and Moral Systems
*Chapter 1 Case
How to Read a Case Study
Information Ethics: A Profession Seeks the Truth
Chapter 2 Cases
What's Yours is Mine: The Ethics of News Aggregation
Is It News Yet?
Visualizing September 11th
The Spouse is Squeezed: A South Carolina TV Reporter's Attempt To Conceal Her Source
When Is Objective Reporting Irresponsible Reporting?
Monitoring The Monitor: Taste, Politics and an Explosive Photo
Strategic Communication: Does Client Advocate Mean Consumer Adversary?
Chapter 3 Cases
Corporate Responsibility: Just Sales or Doing Well by Doing Good?
Tailgate Approved? The Rise and Fall of the Fan Can
Taking It For a Spin: Accepting Product Samples in the Newsroom
Was That an Apple Computer I Just Saw? A Comparison of Product Placement in U.S. Network Television and Abroad
Breaking Through the Clutter: Ads That Make You Think Twice
In The Eye of The Beholder: Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty
Quit, Blow the Whistle or Go With the Flow?
Getting The Story, Getting Arrested: Photojournalism and Activism
The New York Times Sudan "Advertorial": Blood Money or The Marketplace of Ideas?
Loyalty: Choosing Between Competing Allegiances
Chapter 4 Cases
Twitter Ethics for Journalists: Can You Scoop Yourself?
Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Reporting and Relationships in a Small Market
A Question of Role: Is a Documentary Filmmaker a Friend, a Journalist or an Entertainer?
Conflicted Interests, Contested Terrain: The New York Times Code of Ethics
Freebies and the Houston Rodeo
Can You Relate: Cross-Cultural Sensitivity and Reporting
Privacy: Looking for Solitude in the Global Village
Chapter 5 Cases
Funeral Photos of Fallen Soldiers: Public Interest or Public Outrage?
A Person of Interest
Blind Justice? On Naming Kobe Bryant's Accuser After the Rape Charge is Dropped
Children Privacy and Framing: The Use of Children's Images in an Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Ad
Mass Media in a Democratic Society: Keeping a Promise
Chapter 6 Cases
Cable News: 24/7 Political Speech or Something Else?
Victims and The Press
Painful Images of War: Too painful For Whom? When?
For God and Country: The Media and National Security
Mayor Jim West's Computer
Journalists or Jokesters: The Pimp, The Prostitute and an ACORN That Fell Away From The Tree
Media Economics: The Deadline Meets the Bottom Line
Chapter 7 Cases
Crossing The Line? The L.A. Times and the Staples Affair
Profit Versus News: The Case of the L.A. Times and the Tribune Company
"Bonding" Announcements in the News
Punishing the Messenger: The Tobacco Industry and the Press
Is It News Yet?
Paying the (Newspaper) Bills
Picture This: The Ethics of Photo and Video Journalism
Chapter 8 Cases
Daniel Pearl and the Boston Phoenix: Too Much of a Bad Thing?
Problem Photos and Public Outcry
Manipulating Photos: Is It Ever Justified?
"Above the Fold": Balancing Newsworthy Photos with Community Standards
Horror in Soweto
Death in Print: Publication of Hurricane Katrina Photographs
Digital Manipulation as Deceit? A Case Study of a Redbook Magazine Cover
New Media: Continuing Questions and New Roles
Chapter 9 Cases
Ethics on the Internet: Abiding By the Rules of the Road on the Information Superhighway
What Were You Linking?
The Information Sleazeway: Robust Comment Meets the Data Robots
Death Underneath the Media Radar: The Anuak Genocide in Ethiopia
Ownership of Information in a Digital Age: Problems and Possibilities
Sending the Wrong Information About Doing the Right Thing
Looking for Truth Behind the Wal-Mart Blogs
Twitter Ethics for Journalists: Can You Scoop Yourself?
The Ethical Dimensions of Art and Entertainment
Chapter 10 Cases
When Radio Comedy Crosses the Line: Trouble at the BBC
Hardly Art
"Schindler's List": The Role of Memory
Naomi Campbell: Do Celebrities Have Privacy?
Hate Radio: The Outer Limits of Tasteful Broadcasting
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? Michael Reidel and Theater Criticism
Becoming a Moral Adult
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