Media, Markets, and Morals

Hardcover | May 2, 2011

byEdward H. Spence, Andrew Alexandra, Aaron Quinn

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Media, Markets, and Morals provides an original ethical framework designed specifically for evaluating ethical issues in the media, including new media. The authors apply their account of the moral role of the media, in their dual capacity as information providers for the public good and as businesses run for profit, to specific morally problematic practices and question how ethical behavior can be promoted within the industry.
  • Brings together experts in the fields of media studies and media ethics, information ethics, and professional ethics
  • Offers an original ethical framework designed specifically for evaluating ethical issues in the media, including new media
  • Builds upon and further develops an innovative theoretical model for examining and evaluating media corruption and methods of media anti-corruption previously developed by authors Spence and Quinn
  • Discloses and clarifies the inherent ethical nature of information and its communication to which the media as providers of information are necessarily committed

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Media, Markets, and Morals provides an original ethical framework designed specifically for evaluating ethical issues in the media, including new media. The authors apply their account of the moral role of the media, in their dual capacity as information providers for the public good and as businesses run for profit, to specific morall...

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The primary aim of the book is to explore and critically analyse and evaluate the ways in which the business of running large national and international media organisations in a free market economy affects, for better or worse, the integrity of the communication of information to the public. Insofar as information can be defined as “in...

Dr Edward Spence, Lecturer in Moral Philosophy and Professional Ethics including Media Ethics, Advertising Ethics, Police Ethics, and the Ethics of Fraud Investigation. Spence is also the University’s Course Coordinator of Ethics and Legal Studies, a full-fee paying postgraduate course at certificate, diploma and masters level. The num...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 0.72 inPublished:May 2, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405175478

ISBN - 13:9781405175470

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

1 Introduction.

2 Information Ethics as a Guide for the Media: Old Tricks for New Dogs.

3 The Business of the Media and the Business of the Market.

4 Professionalism in Behavior and Identity.

5 A Conflict of Media Roles: Advertising, Public Relations, and Journalism.

6 Corruption in the Media.

7 Two Dimensions of Photo Manipulation: Correction and Corruption.

8 Promoting, Codifying, and Regulating Ethics.

9 Moral Excellence and Role Models in the Media.

Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a wonderful book. It moves effortlessly between theory and practice. The boxed cases are sharp and to the point. A must buy for classes and for scholars wishing to reflect on these compelling questions."
Michael Boylan, Marymount University