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More Philosophy Means More Relevance

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BY JOHN ARMSTRONG

 

John Armstrong argues that more philosophy means more relevance.

Ethicalia: A Compendium of Global Ethical Minutia

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spans the globe for minutia about media ethics. In this issue: "Sarkozy Gets Trimmed," "From Friendly to Friends is a Long Distance," "NBC's Predatory Practices," "Et tu, BBC," "A Dutch Treat," and "Squid pro quo."

Claude-Jean Bertrand Obituary

0180qj71Ashley WilbournBY IOANNIS PAPDOPOULUS

An appreciation of Claude-Jean Bertrand

 

Tell a Different Story: How the News Media Ought to Cover the Pre-primary Presidential Campaign

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 ANDREW R. CLINE

 

 suggests how the news media ought to cover early political campaigns

Less is More

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THOMAS W. COOPER

 

maintains that less is more

Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies

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takes journalism ethics to the movies

"Unprecedented." "Groundbreaking." "One of a Kind." How the Washington News Council studied the Spokane Spokesman-Review

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JOHN HAMER

 

writes the story of a unique collaboration between a newspaper and a news council

Newsroom Ethics and Sports Journalists

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discusses newsroom ethics and sports journalists

Merrill's Musings...Academic Media Ethics Courses: Factors for Frustration

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muses about the frustration found in academic media ethics courses

The Ethics of Exposing Sexual Affairs: An Inside Look at the "Flynting" of Politicians

y5ypdyrvAshley WilbournROBERT D. RICHARDS AND CLAY CALVERT

 

look at Larry Flynt exposing sexual affairs in Hustler

This Documentary Moment

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analyzes this documentary moment

Journalism as a Calling

2k9fcfepAshley WilbournKENNETH HARWOOD

defines journalism as a calling

A Teaching Moment

BY MICHAEL KITTROSS

 
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