New book – “Radical Media Ethics”

My new book, Radical Media Ethics-A Global Approach, is ready for pre-order from Amazon.com or [...]

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What Does Independence Mean, Anyway?

The self-promotional nature of new forms of journalism, combined with pressure to raise revenue (personally and within media outlets) means that the whole principle of [...]

Free Press blog – press freedom in historical context

Welcome to my Free Press blog, where I'll be reaching back to points in history that shed light on current issues of press freedom and speech freedom. We all know the media [...]

A look back at journalist George Polk, 1948

This is the inaugural entry in our Free Press blog, where I'll be reaching back to points in history that shed light on current issues of press freedom and speech freedom. [...]

Why Journalism Needs to ‘Do’ Ethics, Not Focus on Defining Journalists

Cell phone reporting
Ironically, journalists -- a group normally reluctant to theorize -- are today up to their ears in definitions, a favorite activity of philosophers. For some time, [...]