Good News: Social Ethics and the Press by Clifford G. Christians

Good News: Social Ethics and the Press

byClifford G. Christians, John P. Ferre, P. Mark Fackler

Paperback | September 1, 1995

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Mass media ethics and the classical liberal ideal of the autonomous individual are historically linked and professionally dominant--yet the authors of this work feel this is intrinsically flawed. They show how recent research in philosophy and social science--together with a longer traditionin theological inquiry--insist that community, mutuality, and relationship are fundamental to a full concept of personhood. The authors argue that "persons-in-community" provides a more defensible grounding for journalists' professional moral decision-making in crucial areas such as truthtelling,privacy, organizational culture, and balanced coverage. With numerous examples drawn from life as well as from theory, this book will interest journalists, editors, and professionals in media management as well as students and scholars of media ethics, reporting, and media law.

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Clifford G. Christians is at University of Illinois. John P. Ferre is at University of Louisville.
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Title:Good News: Social Ethics and the PressFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"By far, the best work on media ethics I've encountered. It goes far beyond the cursory treatment of situational ethics and case studies to an intelligent, compassionate normative ethics set in the context of the history of Western thought."--Heidi Ziolkowski, Cal. State University, LongBeach