Corruption in the Media

TitleCorruption in the Media
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSpence, E
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy
Date PublishedFall 2008
PublisherPhilosophy Documentation Center
ISSN Number0739-098X
KeywordsJOURNALISM , marketing , MEDIA ETHICS , Media Studies
AbstractUsing a general model of corruption that explains and accounts for corruption across different corporate and professional activities, the paper will examine how certain practices in the media, especially in areas where journalism, advertising and public relations regularly intersect and converge, can be construed as instances of corruption. By applying this general model of corruption the paper will then offer a taxonomy of media corruption by identifying most if not all the major types of media corruption. It will be argued that such corruption is regular and systematic.
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