Good News, Bad News: Journalism Ethics And The Public Interest, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Good News, Bad News

Journalism Ethics And The Public Interest, 1st Edition

By Jeremy Iggers


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Paperback: 9780813329529
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Public dissatisfaction with the news media frequently gives rise to calls for journalists to live up to the ethical standards of their profession. But what if the fault lies in part with the standards themselves?Jeremy Iggers argues that journalism's institutionalized conversation about ethics largely evades the most important issues regarding the

Table of Contents

Introduction -- 1 How Journalists Talk About Ethics -- 2 Talking in Code(s): The Foundations of Journalism Ethics -- 3 Contemporary Ethical Concepts in Historical Context -- 4 Journalism Since Cooke: The Corporate Cultural Revolution -- 5 Objectivity's Legacy -- 6 The Myth of Neutrality and the Ideology of Information -- 7 Toward a Pragmatist Ethical Theory for Journalism -- 8 Toward a Public Journalism

About the Author

Jeremy Iggers is a staff writer at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. Currently the Star Tribune's restaurant critic, he has also written an ethics column and created several public journalism projects for the newspaper. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota and has written extensively on food issues, ethics, and journalism. His last book, Garden of Eating, won the 1996 Minnesota Book Award for nonfiction.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General