Concerns over privacy in America and the role of a free and responsible press have intensified in recent years. The Journal of Mass Media Ethics has worked with Poynter Institute for Media Studies in an effort to focus and broaden the discussion. This issue -- the second devoted to privacy matters -- features articles that the editors hope will add useful perspectives to the current discussions of privacy issues, particularly those raised by new technology.
Volume 9, Number 4, 1994. Contents: Foreword. L. Hodges, The Journalist and Privacy. B. Steele, H. Benedict, P. Bowman, E. Brecher, T. French, Privacy in America: The Frontier of Duty and Restraint. J.T. Johnson, The Private I, You, They. N. Paul, Some Paradoxes of Privacy. R.E. Smith, The Right Versus the Need to Publish. K.R. Speckman, Using Data Bases to Serve Justice and Maintain the Public's Trust. G.A. Gladney, Bringing Communication Technology Under Ethical Analysis: A Case Study of Newspaper Audiotex. CASES AND COMMENTARIES:Should Videotape Rentals Be Private?