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Media Ethics

A Guide For Professional Conduct

Fred Brown (Editor), Cindy Kelley (Designed by), Tony Peterson (Designed by)


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Closely organized around the Society of Professional Journalists' code of ethics -- the news industry's widely accepted "gold standard" of journalism principles -- this updated edition uses real-life case studies to demonstrate how journalism students and professionals can identify and reason through ethical dilemmas. Stressing the cross-platform viability of basic ethical principles, this study features a wide selection of case studies penned by professional journalists-including several new additions-that offer examples of thoughtful, powerful, and principled reporting. Cases where regrettable decisions have taught important lessons are also included, providing a new template for analyzing moral predicaments.

Society of Professional Journalists Foundatio, 9780578631707, 276pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2020