Beyond Self-Regulation: Creating a National Coalition

  How does a society deal with what it considers to be unethical use of the freedom to publish? Dictators imprison journalists. Democracies use a mix of legal and non-legal mechanisms, from libel laws to press councils. In the United States, journalists have long countered calls for greater legal regulation by appealing to an ethical ideal — [...]

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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 [...]

Digital Media Ethics

by Stephen J.A. Ward A revolution in ethics Layered journalism Difficult questions for digital media ethics Ethics of images Digital media ethics deals with the [...]

Global Media Ethics

by Stephen J. A. Ward What is global journalism ethics? The global media debate Why a global ethics? New stage in journalism ethics Components of global journalism [...]

Ethics Resources

Codes of Ethics Most news organizations have written codes of ethics to which their employees are expected to adhere.  Many of these codes are similar, but not all.  Below [...]