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BY JANE B. SINGER
Journalists today are in the process of working out what constitutes ethical practice in their role as "gatekeeper" or "moderator" of the public voice.
spans the globe for "Ethicalia," minutia about the ethics of the media. This time there are items from the U.K., Iraq, the PRC, India and the USA.
BY JOHN HAMER
While there is considerable awareness of the functions of news councils, including statistics of matters considered and results of hearings or other adjudications, there is much less knowledge and understanding of how one actually conducts its business.
BY TOM COOPER
There are many possible indicators suggesting the growth of media ethics as a field. In the United States another possible indicator of interest is derived from a comparison of the first and second Media Ethics Summit conferences which occurred in 1987 and 2007- twenty years apart.
BY PAULETTE D. KILMER
To see the shades of gray in ethical situations, students need to discover the advantages of "multi-valued" orientation over "two-valued" orientation.
BY RUSSELL FRANK
Now that the marking period is over it's time to give the news media a grade on its coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. Well, not a grade, exactly. Let's go alternative here and make it an "evaluation."
BY RICHARD LANE KEEBLE
The world's biggest humanitarian disaster today is in Somalia. Yet all this has hardly been covered in the UK's corporately-owned media.
RADIO-TELEVISION NEW DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
The RTNDA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct specifically cites the need for avoiding conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived.
BY RICHARD LANE KEEBLE
To understand the dynamics of scandal coverage-do you really not need to probe the underlying political factors?
Cooper, Thomas W.; Christians, Clifford, G.; and Babbili, Anantha S. (2008), An Ethics Trajectory: Visions of Media Past, Present and Yet to Come (John Michael Kittross, ed.), Urbana, IL: University of Illinois/The Institute of Communications Research