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The Resource Contemporary media ethics : a practical guide for students, scholars, and professionals, edited by Mitchell Land, Bill W. Hornaday

Contemporary media ethics : a practical guide for students, scholars, and professionals, edited by Mitchell Land, Bill W. Hornaday

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Contemporary media ethics : a practical guide for students, scholars, and professionals
Title
Contemporary media ethics
Title remainder
a practical guide for students, scholars, and professionals
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mitchell Land, Bill W. Hornaday
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When America's mass media communicators confront complex ethical dilemmas, they usually take a utilitarian approach--which means they make decisions based upon "the greatest good for the greatest number." Although the utilitarian approach has many strengths, critics point out that the final arbiter of what is best for the community falls upon the individual communicator, who is not always in a good position to make such a determination. In contrast, a communitarian approach emphasizes community values as the final arbiter of a moral dilemma. Mass communicators should make decisions based on the values of the community rather than upon anticipated consequences or personal ethics. But, critics point out, what is community? A neighborhood, a city, a state, or a nation? And what if a "community" has a conflicting set of values? Which one should dominate, and who has the right to choose? Many media ethics textbooks lean toward one model or the other. But Contemporary Media Ethics uses both perspectives to understand and resolve ethical dilemmas that mass communicators face. The three chapters in the first section of the book ("Foundations") examine the history and philosophy of the utilitarian and communitarian perspectives, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of both. Then the remaining 23 chapters, which are written by leading media scholars and media professionals, apply both of these perspectives to real-world cases that deal with terrorism, AIDS, racial justice, environmental activism, homosexuality, sex in advertising, public relations, and the First Amendment. In Contemporary Media Ethics, readers also are introduced to the "Point-of-Decision Pyramid Model"--a new method for ethical decision-making developed by the editors that emphasizes a philosophical foundation as a starting point. This deductive approach is contrasted with the more inductive approach implied by the Potter Box, thus giving this book a unique niche in the media ethics textbook market."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
175
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P94
LC item number
.C584 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1949-
  • 1966-
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  • Land, Mitchell
  • Hornaday, Bill W.
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Mass media
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Contemporary media ethics : a practical guide for students, scholars, and professionals, edited by Mitchell Land, Bill W. Hornaday
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elements of media ethics instruction / Edmund Lambeth -- Mass media ethics and the point-of-decision pyramid / Mitch Land -- Utilitarian vs. communitarian ethics / John C. Merrill -- The case for communitarian ethics / Clifford Christians -- The problem with "All-American girls" : coverage of slayings brings out best, then worst, of victims / Jacqueline J. Lambiase -- Reporting on environmental activism : ethical considerations in radio interviews with Julia Butterfly Hill / Michael S. Bruner -- Siege at Hanging Rock homestead : killers, child hostages and broadcast ratings / David Conley -- Racial justice vs. the First amendment : how far is too far to protect press freedom? / Bill W. Hornaday -- The perils of local TV investigative reporting : how one attempted corruption sting backfired / Alan B. Albarran -- Ethical and cultural issues of reporting on HIV/AIDS : a South African case study / Herman Wasserman and Arnold S. de Beer -- "Outing" revisited : the ethics of interviewing grieving relatives unaware of their loved one's homosexuality / Elizabeth M. Koehler -- Snuff film or serious journalism? : the case of Daniel Pearl / Michael Nitz -- Patriotism and reporting on terrorism : cheerleading vs. objectivity / Michael Nitz -- Death or discretion : CNN and "the news it kept to itself" / Dan Malone -- A tale of four ethics : truth telling in an authoritarian state / Nicholas Daniloff -- The reporting of true confessions : the Dallas Morning News and Timothy McVeigh's confession / Mitch Land -- The McVeigh decision at the Dallas Morning News / Ralph Langer -- Texas bonfire traditions : the cartoon that came under fire / Thomas Knieper and Marion G. Müller -- Truth on campus : the anonymous David slays the political Goliath, but at what cost? / James Whitfield -- Does D stand for decadence? : magazine publisher considers limits of provocative fashion ads / Tom Reichert -- Selling lollipops to the teen market : Chupa Chups' "oral pleasure" campaign / Tom Reichert -- PETA's "Got beer?" campaign : brewing up an ethical controversy / Benson P. Fraser and William J. Brown -- Product problem : acting responsibly when it's not your fault / Doug Newsom -- A scuffle, a stonewall, and a season : football superstar fights off the field, but his team isn't talking / Jacqueline J. Lambiase and John Mark Dempsey -- Smoke vs. fire : the ethics of client representation in public relations / Barbara J. DeSanto -- Publications research : figures, facts, fiction and reality / Barbara J. DeSanto and R. John DeSanto -- Crossing the lines : the unintended consequences of "crusading" journalism / Dan Malone
Control code
62084238
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 432 pages
Isbn
9780922993420
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005028177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780922993413
  • 9780922993420
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Contemporary media ethics : a practical guide for students, scholars, and professionals, edited by Mitchell Land, Bill W. Hornaday
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elements of media ethics instruction / Edmund Lambeth -- Mass media ethics and the point-of-decision pyramid / Mitch Land -- Utilitarian vs. communitarian ethics / John C. Merrill -- The case for communitarian ethics / Clifford Christians -- The problem with "All-American girls" : coverage of slayings brings out best, then worst, of victims / Jacqueline J. Lambiase -- Reporting on environmental activism : ethical considerations in radio interviews with Julia Butterfly Hill / Michael S. Bruner -- Siege at Hanging Rock homestead : killers, child hostages and broadcast ratings / David Conley -- Racial justice vs. the First amendment : how far is too far to protect press freedom? / Bill W. Hornaday -- The perils of local TV investigative reporting : how one attempted corruption sting backfired / Alan B. Albarran -- Ethical and cultural issues of reporting on HIV/AIDS : a South African case study / Herman Wasserman and Arnold S. de Beer -- "Outing" revisited : the ethics of interviewing grieving relatives unaware of their loved one's homosexuality / Elizabeth M. Koehler -- Snuff film or serious journalism? : the case of Daniel Pearl / Michael Nitz -- Patriotism and reporting on terrorism : cheerleading vs. objectivity / Michael Nitz -- Death or discretion : CNN and "the news it kept to itself" / Dan Malone -- A tale of four ethics : truth telling in an authoritarian state / Nicholas Daniloff -- The reporting of true confessions : the Dallas Morning News and Timothy McVeigh's confession / Mitch Land -- The McVeigh decision at the Dallas Morning News / Ralph Langer -- Texas bonfire traditions : the cartoon that came under fire / Thomas Knieper and Marion G. Müller -- Truth on campus : the anonymous David slays the political Goliath, but at what cost? / James Whitfield -- Does D stand for decadence? : magazine publisher considers limits of provocative fashion ads / Tom Reichert -- Selling lollipops to the teen market : Chupa Chups' "oral pleasure" campaign / Tom Reichert -- PETA's "Got beer?" campaign : brewing up an ethical controversy / Benson P. Fraser and William J. Brown -- Product problem : acting responsibly when it's not your fault / Doug Newsom -- A scuffle, a stonewall, and a season : football superstar fights off the field, but his team isn't talking / Jacqueline J. Lambiase and John Mark Dempsey -- Smoke vs. fire : the ethics of client representation in public relations / Barbara J. DeSanto -- Publications research : figures, facts, fiction and reality / Barbara J. DeSanto and R. John DeSanto -- Crossing the lines : the unintended consequences of "crusading" journalism / Dan Malone
Control code
62084238
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 432 pages
Isbn
9780922993420
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005028177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780922993413
  • 9780922993420
Other physical details
illustrations

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