Doing What Is Right: Teaching Ethics in Journalism Programs

TitleDoing What Is Right: Teaching Ethics in Journalism Programs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsKostyu, PE
JournalJournal of Mass Media Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywords& , ethics , JOURNALISM , JOURNALISTIC , Study , teaching ,
AbstractThis article gives the results of a study of 359 student sx This article discusses a serious problem in the way ethics is taught in journalism and mass communication programs. The study is based, in part, on a survey of 359 students who have had varied exposure to university journalism programs. The survey consisted of 87 questions that provided information on the demographics of the participants as well as an opportunity to respond to a series of 25 hypothetical ethical dilemmas. Results indicate that although respondents found most of the hypothetical situations to be ethics violations, they often did not recognize the seriousness of the violations and did not know what to do when faced with those violations. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR Copyright of Journal of Mass Media Ethics is the property of Lawrence Erlbaum Associates and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesKostyu, Paul E.; Issue Info: 1990, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p45; Thesaurus Term: JOURNALISTIC ethics; Thesaurus Term: JOURNALISM – Study & teaching; Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Number of Pages: 14p; Document Type: Article
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