Ethics for Journalists

2nd Edition

By Richard Keeble

© 2009 – Routledge

326 pages

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New in Paperback: 9780415430760
pub: 2008-10-27
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Hardback: 9780415430746
pub: 2008-10-27
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About the Book

Ethics for Journalists tackles many of the issues which journalists face in their everyday lives – from the media's supposed obsession with sex, sleaze and sensationalism, to issues of regulation and censorship. Its accessible style and question and answer approach highlights the relevance of ethical issues for everyone involved in journalism, both trainees and professionals, whether working in print, broadcast or new media.

Ethics for Journalists provides a comprehensive overview of ethical dilemmas and features interviews with a number of journalists, including the celebrated investigative reporter Phillip Knightley. Presenting a range of imaginative strategies for improving media standards and supported by a thorough bibliography and a wide ranging list of websites, Ethics for Journalists, second edition, considers many problematic subjects including:

  • representations of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, mental health and suicide
  • ethics online – ‘citizen journalism’ and its challenges to ‘professionalism’
  • controversial calls for a privacy law to restrain the power of the press
  • journalistic techniques such as sourcing the news, doorstepping, deathknocks and the use of subterfuge
  • the handling of confidential sources and the dilemmas of war and peace reporting.

About the Series

Media Skills

The Media Skills series provides concise and thorough introductions to a rapidly changing media landscape. Each book is written by media and journalism lecturers or experienced professionals and is a key resource for a particular industry. Offering helpful advice and information and using practical examples from print, broadcast and digital media, as well as discussing ethical and regulatory issues, Media Skills books are essential guides for students and media professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies