The Virtuous Journalist

Although our book is titled The Virtuous Journalist , and the chapter titles are cast in virtue language , we do not mean to imply that virtues can or should replace rights and duties . The virtuous journalist acknowledges the execution ...

The Virtuous Journalist

This book combines the insights of a seasoned journalist with those of a philosopher to provide a penetrating and comprehensive guide to the ethics of news reporting. Drawing on a wealth of real-life cases, The Virtuous Journalist melds for the first time a conceptual analysis of the critical moral problems in journalism with a solid understanding of the constraints and possibilities faced by the print and electronic media. The authors are not First Amendment absolutists but believe nonetheless that, in a democracy, the media should be subjected to minimal legal restraint. They also argue that freedom from legal restraint requires increased moral responsibility. Among the specific topics treated in the book are notions of morality and fairness, journalistic competence, standards of objectivity and accuracy, avoiding bias, avoiding harm, notions of public service, and maintaining public trust. Specific cases discussed include the controversy surrounding the CBS documentary The Uncounted Enemy and recent reporting on the AIDS epidemic. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the role the press plays in influencing social, economic, and political choices in modern life.

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The Virtuous Journalist
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Formerly a Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Stephen Klaidman, Stephen Klaidman, Tom L. Beauchamp, Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Tom L Beauchamp
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book combines the insights of a seasoned journalist with those of a philosopher to provide a penetrating and comprehensive guide to the ethics of news reporting. Drawing on a wealth of real-life cases, The Virtuous Journalist melds for the first time a conceptual analysis of the critical moral problems
The Virtuous Journalist
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Stephen Klaidman, Tom L. Beauchamp
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

This book combines the insights of a seasoned journalist with those of a philosopher to provide a penetrating and comprehensive guide to the ethics of news reporting. Drawing on a wealth of real-life cases, The Virtuous Journalist melds for the first time a conceptual analysis of the critical moral problems
A New Introduction to Journalism
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Graham Greer
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-05 - Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

Introducing styles of writing other than the inverted pyramid and Wall Street Journal methods, and including chapters on trade unions and the future of journalism in South Africa, this introduction offers South African perspectives to those for whom English is the first or second language.
The Journalist in Plato's Cave
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Jay Newman
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

A provocative study of the complex relations between philosophy and journalism. The discussion addresses such subjects as the essential nature of journalism, news value, the relation of journalism to education, the ideal of a free press, and practical strategies for press reform and the improvement of journalism.
Mixed Media
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Tom Bivins
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-07 - Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.