Ethics and the Media : An Introduction Paperback / softback
Part of the Cambridge Applied Ethics series
This book is a comprehensive introduction to media ethics and an exploration of how it must change to adapt to today's media revolution.
Using an ethical framework for the new 'mixed media' ethics - taking in the global, interactive media produced by both citizens and professionals - Stephen J.
A. Ward discusses the ethical issues which occur in both mainstream and non-mainstream media, from newspapers and broadcast to social media users and bloggers.
He re-defines traditional conceptions of journalistic truth-seeking, objectivity and minimizing harm, and examines the responsible use of images in an image-saturated public sphere.
He also draws the contours of a future media ethics for the 'new mainstream media' and puts forward cosmopolitan principles for a global media ethics.
His book will be invaluable for all students of media and for others who are interested in media ethics.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 298 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; Printed music items
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 15/09/2011
- Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
- ISBN: 9780521718165