Why the new journalism ethics should be public, not personal

(This blog was first published on the MediaShift site at  http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2014/10/why-new-journalism-ethics-have-to-be-public-not-personal)       How should we reconstruct journalism ethics now that a media revolution has left a pre-digital, professional consensus in fragments? That appears to be the question for [...]

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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, [...]

Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective

Media Ethics Beyond Borders
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 [...]

The Invention of Journalism Ethics: The Path to Objectivity and Beyond (McGill-Queen’s Studies in the History of Ideas)

The Invention of Journalism Ethics
Does objectivity in the news media exist? In "The Invention of Journalism Ethics", Stephen Ward argues that, given the current emphasis on interpretation, analysis, and [...]