4th Edition

Journalism Ethics and Regulation

ISBN 9781138796584
Published November 30, 2015 by Routledge
446 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The new edition of Journalism Ethics and Regulation presents an accessible, comprehensive and in-depth guide to this vital and fast moving area of journalistic practice and academic study.

The fourth edition presents expanded and updated chapters on:

  • Privacy, including the pitfalls of Facebook privacy policies and access to social media as a source
  • Gathering the news, including dimensions of accessing material online, the use of crowd sourcing, email interviews, and the issues surrounding phone hacking, blagging and computer hacking
  • New regulation systems including comparison of statutory, state and government regulation, pre-publication regulation, online regulation, and the impact of the Leveson Enquiry on regulation
  • Exploration of who regulates and the issues regarding moderation of user content
  • Journalism ethics and regulation abroad, including European constitutional legalisation, ethics and regulation in the former Soviet states, and regulation based on Islamic law.

The book also features brand new chapters examining ethical issues on the internet and journalism ethics, and print regulation in the 21st century.

Journalism Ethics and Regulation continues to mix an engaging style with an authoritative approach, making it a prefect resource for both students and scholars of the media and working journalists.

Table of Contents

1. What are ethics?  2. News: towards a definition  3. Morality of reporting  4. The good journalist  5. Truth, accuracy, objectivity and trust  6. Privacy and intrusion  7. Reputation  8. Gathering the new  9. Reporting the vulnerable  10. Deciding what to publish  11. Harm and offence  12. Professional practice  13. Regulation  14. History of print regulation in the 20th Century  15. History of Print Regulation in the 21st Century  16. History of broadcast regulation  17. Codes of conduct as a regulatory system  18. Press regulation systems in the UK and Ireland  19. Broadcast regulation systems in the UK and Ireland  20. The Internet and journalism ethics  21. The Experience Abroad  Appendix 1: IPSO Editors’ Code of Practice  Appendix 2: NUJ Code of Conduct  Appendix 3: Code of Practice for Press Council of Ireland  Appendix 4: BBC Code of Ethics  Appendix 5: Ofcom Broadcasting Code  Appendix 6: Broadcast Authority of Ireland code  Appendix 7: International Federation of Journalists  Appendix 8: SPJ Code of Ethics  Appendix 9: Addresses for regulatory bodies  Appendix 10: Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe

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Chris Frost is Professor of Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University. He is the author of Designing for Newspapers and Magazines (second edition, 2011) and Reporting for Journalists (second edition, 2010). Before moving into teaching, he worked in newspapers for more than twenty years as a journalist and editor. He is a former president of the National Union of Journalists, and chairs the NUJ's Ethics Council. He is also Chair of the Association for Journalism Education and a National Executive Council member of the NUJ.