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An Ethical Approach, 1st Edition

By Paul Martin Lester


210 pages

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Originally published in 1991. "A photojournalist is a mixture of a cool, detached professional and a sensitive, involved citizen. The taking of pictures is much more than F-stops and shutter speeds. The printing of pictures is much more than chemical temperatures and contrast grades. The publishing of pictures is much more than cropping and size decisions. A photojournalist must always be aware that the technical aspects of the photographic process are not the primary concerns."

This book addresses ethics in photojournalism in depth, with sections on the philosophy in the discipline, on pictures of victims or disaster scenes, on privacy rights and on altering images. As important and interesting today as when it was first in print.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. The Merger of Photojournalism and Ethics 2. Photojournalism Assignments and Techniques 3. Finding a Philosophical Perspective 4. Victims of Violence 5. Rights to Privacy 6. Picture Manipulations 7. Other Issues of Concern 8. Juggling Journalism and Humanism. Appendices

About the Author

Paul Lester is Professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Journalism

Reissuing works originally published between 1963 and 2003, this set offers a wide-ranging selection of topics related to journalism and newspapers, from the operations of Fleet Street to cataloguing US newspapers. Topical volumes consider the press and racism, major disaster coverage and ethics while others present journalism methods from videotex to the internet. With particular current interest in the role of the media, several critical volumes here on its relation to politics and past practices will make this an intensely useful set covering history and issues which are still very prevalent.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies