Holding the media accountable : citizens, ethics, and the law

TitleHolding the media accountable : citizens, ethics, and the law
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsPritchard, DH
Paginationviii, 203 p.
PublisherIndiana University Press
Place PublishedBloomington
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780253336620
Accession Number41892142
Call NumberLC: P94; Dewey: 174/.9097
KeywordsEthik. , Ethische , Journalisme , Journalismus. , JOURNALISTIC , Journalistiek. , Klachten. , Mass , Massamedia. , Médias , Medien. , Ombudsman. , Responsabilité. , Responsibility. , USA. , Verantwoordelijkheid.
Abstractthis book discusses the way media accountability works in practice, and presents real-world examples of clashes between media actions and public accountability. Pritchard and his colleagues examine a case of routine deception by a TV station's news staff; how a typical newspaper handles complaints about news content; media self-regulation, local regulation, and federal regulation; and the impact of lawyers and legal proceedings.
Notes24 cm.Introduction: the process of media accountability / David Pritchard -- The routine nature of journalistic deception / Tom Luljak -- Why unhappy subjects of news coverage rarely complain / David Pritchard -- How a typical American newspaper handles complaints / Neil Nemeth -- A news ombudsman as an agent of accountability / Neil Nemeth -- Media criticism as professional self-regulation / Kristie Bunton -- Structural flaws in Press Council decision-making / David Pritchard -- Organized citizen action and media accountability / Patrick O'Neill -- Ambiguous standards, arbitrary enforcement: cable access TV and controversial programming / Lindsy Pack -- Newspapers' use of lawyers in the editorial process / Craig Sanders -- Helping the press define its rights and responsibilities / Craig Sanders -- What happens to libel cases after they have been at the Supreme Court / Eddith Dashiell -- The future of media accountability / David Pritchard.Includes bibliographical references and index.edited by David Pritchard. More Records: Show record informationBook
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