Ethics for Journalists (Media Skills)

Ethics for Journalists (Media Skills)

by RichardKeeble (Author)

Synopsis

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. Keeble provides a comprehensive overview of ethical dilemmas and features interviews with a number of journalists. 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 considers many problematic subjects including: The representation of women, blacks, gays and lesbians, and the mentally ill 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 impact of competition, ownership and advertising on media standards The handling of confidential sources and the dilemmas of war reporting.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 05 Apr 2001

ISBN 10: 0415242975
ISBN 13: 9780415242974

Media Reviews
... the Routledge Media Skills series.... offering solid how-to-do-it advice for those embarking on a career in journalism or television...and together they are beginning to form a comprehensive textbook published in installments.
-Bruce Hamlin, City University, London, in Journalism
... the growing and important Media Skills stable from Routledge..
-John Herbert, Staffordshire University, in Journalism Studies
Intended for journalism students and professionals, this book is appropriate for academic collections..
- Library Journal, October 2001
Author Bio
Richard Keeble is director of undergraduate studies a City University, London, and a former editor of The Teacher. He is the author of The Newspapers Handbook, now in its third edition.