Media ethics

Media ethics

A field exploring the normative ideals governing the creation and distribution of written, visual, spoken, and other forms of media, particularly concerning new forms of media, media as an institution and cultural form, aesthetics, and validity.

There are hundreds of codes of conduct, charters and statements made by media and professional groups outlining the principles, values and obligations of the craft of journalism.

Journalists cannot always guarantee 'truth', but getting the facts right is the cardinal principle of journalism. They attemp to strive for accuracy, give all the relevant facts and ensure that they have been checked. When journalists cannot corroborate information they should say so.

Global journalism ethics, then, can be seen as an extension of journalism ethics -- to regard journalism's "public" as the citizens of the world, and to interpret the ethical principles of objectivity, balance and independence in an international manner. Journalism ethics becomes more "cosmopolitan" in tone and perspective.

Timeline

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Noam Chomsky

Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Further reading

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Author
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Center for Journalism Ethics

Web

Ethical Journalism Network - LinkedIn

Web

History of American Journalism

Rick Musser

Web

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman

Book

01/15/2002

Social Networking and Ethics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Web

UW Journalism Ethics (@UWJournEthics) | Twitter

UW Journalism Ethics

Web

September 10, 2013

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

The 5 Core Values of Journalism

02/19/2015

Companies

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Products/Services

References

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