Moral reasoning for journalists : cases and commentary

TitleMoral reasoning for journalists : cases and commentary
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKnowlton, SR
Edition2nd ed.
Paginationxv, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
PublisherPraeger
Place PublishedWestport, Conn.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780313345487
Accession Number36011532
Call NumberLC: PN4756; Dewey: 174/.9097
KeywordsEthische , √Čtudes , Journalistes , JOURNALISTIC , Journalistiek.
AbstractPart I. Locating ethical journalism in the western tradition : Introduction to ethical thinking -- The political case for moral reasoning in journalism -- The philosophical case for moral reasoning in journalism -- The economic case for moral reasoning in journalism -- The principles of ethical journalism -- How to solve moral dilemmas: balancing competing elements -- Part II. Case studies: tough calls from the front lines of contemporary journalism : Objectivity vs. bias : How close is too close when the subject is a little girl? ; Keeping cool when you get a hot quote ; First-person journalism: the challenge of perspective -- Fairness and balance : The hostile interview: what sets real journalism apart from fake news? ; A candidate's past news, political manipulation, or mere pandering? ; When a journalist balks at talking about journalism in front of the camera ; The graffiti artists: turn 'em in, get the story, or both? -- Conflicts of interest : When your own newspaper is in the news ; Primary authorship: can you lie about your day job? -- Privacy vs. the public's right to know : Private citizens in the courts: when to name names ; Sex in an elevator: legitimate news or sophomoric titillation? ; Suicide: important news or a grotesque invasion of privacy? -- Sensitivity vs. responsibility to inform : Offensive cartoons: inciting anger or inspiring serious debate? ; When journalists put themselves in harm's way ; The grisly war photo: powerful information, but what about taste? -- Verification and attribution : Memogate: the reporting scandal that trumped the real story ; Anonymous sources: from Deep Throat to the Clinton-Lewinski affair ; Anonymity in feedback from the public: how open should forums be? -- Avoid deception : The casting couch: is entrapping a libidinous actor serious news or simply a ratings stunt? ; The exploding truck: it if doesn't have pictures, it's not good TV ; Is it okay to use deception to reveal shady world politics? -- Correction and clarification : The brilliant student with the dark past: how much is relevant in follow-up reports? ; Fact-checking candidates' claims on the busy campaign trail -- Conclusion : What is a journalist?
Notes24 cm.Introduction to ethical thinking -- The political case for moral reasoning in journalism -- The philosophical case for moral reasoning in journalism -- The economic case for moral reasoning in journalism -- Objectivity : is it possible? Should we still try? -- Privacy : how to balance it against the right to know -- How to solve moral dilemmas : balancing competing elements -- The suicide of Admiral Boorda : did the press hound him to his death? -- The haunting profile of Meir Kahane : should past sins be emphasized? -- A candidate's past : news, political manipulation or mere pandering? -- Peeking at Tonya Harding's e-mail : serious invasion or trivial excess? -- Central Park assault victim : we know everything but who she is -- The brilliant student with the dark past : how much is relevant? -- Sex in an elevator : legitimate news or sophomoric titillation? -- Suicide : important news or a grotesque invasion of privacy? -- Unnamed accusers : sex, abuse of power, and an election, too -- In politics, how far back is it fair to go? -- When the law asks for help : what is an independent journalist to do? -- The graffiti artists : turn 'em in, get the story, or both? -- Connie Chung : did she sandbag the new speaker's mom? -- Primary authorship : can you lie about your other job? -- A reporter with AIDS : depth of understanding or obvious bias? -- How close is too close when the subject is a scared little girl? -- The exploding truck : if it doesn't have pictures, it's not good TV -- Should TV cameras record an execution? -- Tears on tape : why must we film grief? -- How real is the wall between advertising and the news side? -- The 'revisionist' ads on the Holocaust : what should student editors do? -- Speaking fees : honest moonlighting or an invitation to corruption? -- Celebrity interviews : is there real news amidst the puff? -- A Lorena Bobbitt update : paint my nails, answer my questions -- Ruth Snyder : still dead, but her picture is mainstream -- Composite pictures : new possibilities or just more credibility trouble? -- The grisly war photo : powerful information, but what about taste? -- Taking journalism hostage : should we print under threats? -- Can we fix the problems? Should we try?Includes bibliographical references (p. [210]-212) and index.Steven R. Knowlton. More Records: Show record informationBook
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