Stakeholders Versus Shareholders: Journalism, Business, and Ethics

TitleStakeholders Versus Shareholders: Journalism, Business, and Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsRichards, I
JournalJournal of Mass Media Ethics
Pagination119 - 129
Date Published2004/06//
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number08900523
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics , COMMUNICATION , ethics , JOURNALISM , Mass , MASS media , professional , PROFESSIONAL ethics , STAKEHOLDERS , STOCKHOLDERS
AbstractAlthough the individual journalist is an essential unit of ethical agency, journalists are increasingly employees of large companies or corporations whose primary aim is to maximize returns to shareholders. This article discusses the many ethical dilemmas journalists' face in situations where one's role as a journalist and his or her employer's quest for profit. The author looks at other professional fields that also face this similar issue, and contends contend that business and journalism ethics, in particular, appear to have more in common than has generally been acknowledged and that the field of business ethics has yielded many concepts that appear to have relevance to journalism.
NotesAccession Number: 13580712; Richards, Ian 1; Affiliation: 1: University of South Australia; Source Info: 2004, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p119; Subject Term: STOCKHOLDERS; Subject Term: STAKEHOLDERS; Subject Term: JOURNALISM; Subject Term: BUSINESS ethics; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: MASS media; Subject Term: COMMUNICATION; Number of Pages: 11p; Document Type: Article
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