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By Michael Bugeja
What happens when rights converge and evaporate so stealthily that no one notices?
By Claude-Jean Bertrand.
Instant world celebrity for less than 200 dollars.
Introduction to the convention speeches by Edward R. Murrow and Bill Moyers.
By Edward R. Murrow
...a few people may accuse this reporter of fouling his own comfortable nest...
By Bill Moyers
...good newsrooms "are marinated in ethical conversations"...
By A. David Gordon
...if both journalists and those seeking disclosure...would use ethical...principles...the number of legal confrontations might be reduced.
By Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. and Russell T. Lewis
Her crime was doing her job as the founders of this nation intended.
By Bryan E. Denham
...while reporting any possible transgressions of those already in the public eye, journalism may be missing the opportunity to use them as role models...
By Jack Zibluk
One wag suggested we take pictures of rednecks and pickup trucks...
Professional electronic journalists should operate as trustees of the public...
Adhere to the journalistic values of honesty, courage, fairness, balance, independence, credibility and diversity...
By Mathew A. Cabot
"Yes, the chocolate...but so much more."
By Kenneth Harwood
Often the...media do not do business as usual in...an emergency.
By Russell Frank
The aptly named pull-quote had...pulled me into it.
To read the transcript of the seminar "The Rewards and Risks of Championing Pro-Social Values" sponsored by the International Radio and Television Society March 9, 2004, click here.
By Jay Black
Communication is inherently a moral enterprise...
By Manny Paraschos
A Compendium of Global Ethical Minutia: Values, death threats, altered egos, and the difference a "b" makes.....
Clifford G. Christians, Kim B. Rotzoll, Mark Fackler, Kathy Brittain McKee & Robert H. Woods, Jr.
Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning (7th ed). (Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2005). xviii+318 pp. ISBN 0-205-41845-7. $65.40. Cases, chapter notes, recommended readings, index.
Claude-Jean Bertrand (ed.)(2003).
An Arsenal for Democracy. (Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press). xi + 320 pp. ISBN 1-57273-426-4, $34.50 (paper). Bibliography, profiles of contributors, index.
John Frohnmayer (1995).
Out of Tune: Listening to the First Amendment. (Golden, CO: North American Press/Fulcrum Publishing). x + 138 pp. ISBN 1-55591-932-4 $16.95 (paper). Appendices, chapter questions for discussion and references, index.
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