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Ethics in Journalism.

By: Smith, Ron.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2011Edition: 6th ed.Description: 1 online resource (623 p.).ISBN: 9781444358926.Subject(s): Journalism | Journalistic ethics - United States | Journalistic ethics -- United States | Journalistic ethicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ethics in JournalismDDC classification: 174.907 LOC classification: PN4888.E8 G66 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; TitlePage; Copyright; List of Illustrations; Preface; Part 1: Principles and Guidelines; 1: The Search for Principles; Journalism and Ethics; Improving the Profession; Notes; 2: The Study of Ethics; The Birth of the Study of Ethics; Virtue and the Greeks; The Social Contract and Hobbes; John Stuart Mill and the Utilitarians; Kant and the Categorical Imperative; Making Ethical Decisions; Further reading; Notes; Part 2: Telling the Truth; 3: Truth and Objectivity; What Is Truth Anyway?; The Question of Objectivity; Should Journalism Abandon Objectivity?; Cases to Discuss; Notes
4: ErrorsHow Many Mistakes?; Why So Many Errors?; Checking Facts and Quotes with Sources; A Disaster Brings Out the Best - and the Worst; Notes; 5: Transparency; Explaining Ourselves; Being Held Accountable; Are We Being Too Transparent?; Notes; 6: Faking the News; Fabricating News; Why Do Journalists Cheat?; Handling Quotes; Staging the News; Manipulating Photographs; Plagiarism; Notes; Part 3: Reporting the News; 7: Working with Sources; Selecting Sources; The Care and Feeding of Sources; The After-the-Interview Request; Paying for News; Notes; 8: The Government Watch; Government Secrecy
Secrecy in WarWorking with Police; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 9: The Shady World of Unnamed Sources; A Love-Hate Relationship; Use Secret Sources or Miss Big Stories?; Sinister Leakers and Secret Sources; The Trial Balloon; Deciding When to Grant Anonymity; Forms of Confidentiality; Secret Sources, Reporters, and Jail; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 10: Deception; The Two Faces of Deception; From Nellie Bly to Diane Sawyer; A Controversial Method; Improving the Profession; Cases to Discuss; Notes; Part 4: Compassion and the Journalist; 11: Compassion, Privacy, and Ordinary Citizens
Room for Humaneness?Reporters as Vultures; Names in the News; Details of Crimes; Reporting Sex Crimes; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 12: Privacy for Political Leaders; The Partisan Press; The Era of the "Lapdog"; Are Politicians Still Fair Game?; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 13: Compassion and Photographers; Pictures of War and Death; Pictures of Grief; Should Journalists Help Victims?; Notes; Part 5: Conflicts of Interest; 14: Journalists and Their Communities; Journalists and Free Speech; Reporters and Diverse Communities; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 15: Freebies and Financial Concerns
Goodbye, Free LunchWhat's Wrong with Freebies?; Bought for a Cup of Coffee?; Different Rules for Different Sections?; Outside Jobs; Contests and News Judgment; Improving the Profession; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 16: The Business of Journalism; The Changing Nature of Ownership; The Television News Business; Growth of Ethnic Media; Problems of the Under-Funded Newsroom; Can Quality Journalism Make Money?; Notes; Discussion of Cases; Chapter 3: Truth and Objectivity; Chapter 8: The Government Watch; Chapter 9: The Shady World of Unnamed Sources; Chapter 10: Deception
Chapter 11: Compassion, Privacy, and Ordinary Citizens
Summary: The reputation of journalists is continually being questioned. Nearly every public opinion poll shows that people have lost respect for journalists and lost faith in the news media. In this fully updated and expanded 6th edition of Ethics in Journalism, author Ron F. Smith provides a highly readable introduction to journalism ethics, and offers solutions for the many ethical dilemmas facing journalists today.Utilizes dozens of new case studies, mostly taken from everyday experiences of reporters at both large and smaller newspapers and TV stationsExplores the practical ethic
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Cover; TitlePage; Copyright; List of Illustrations; Preface; Part 1: Principles and Guidelines; 1: The Search for Principles; Journalism and Ethics; Improving the Profession; Notes; 2: The Study of Ethics; The Birth of the Study of Ethics; Virtue and the Greeks; The Social Contract and Hobbes; John Stuart Mill and the Utilitarians; Kant and the Categorical Imperative; Making Ethical Decisions; Further reading; Notes; Part 2: Telling the Truth; 3: Truth and Objectivity; What Is Truth Anyway?; The Question of Objectivity; Should Journalism Abandon Objectivity?; Cases to Discuss; Notes

4: ErrorsHow Many Mistakes?; Why So Many Errors?; Checking Facts and Quotes with Sources; A Disaster Brings Out the Best - and the Worst; Notes; 5: Transparency; Explaining Ourselves; Being Held Accountable; Are We Being Too Transparent?; Notes; 6: Faking the News; Fabricating News; Why Do Journalists Cheat?; Handling Quotes; Staging the News; Manipulating Photographs; Plagiarism; Notes; Part 3: Reporting the News; 7: Working with Sources; Selecting Sources; The Care and Feeding of Sources; The After-the-Interview Request; Paying for News; Notes; 8: The Government Watch; Government Secrecy

Secrecy in WarWorking with Police; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 9: The Shady World of Unnamed Sources; A Love-Hate Relationship; Use Secret Sources or Miss Big Stories?; Sinister Leakers and Secret Sources; The Trial Balloon; Deciding When to Grant Anonymity; Forms of Confidentiality; Secret Sources, Reporters, and Jail; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 10: Deception; The Two Faces of Deception; From Nellie Bly to Diane Sawyer; A Controversial Method; Improving the Profession; Cases to Discuss; Notes; Part 4: Compassion and the Journalist; 11: Compassion, Privacy, and Ordinary Citizens

Room for Humaneness?Reporters as Vultures; Names in the News; Details of Crimes; Reporting Sex Crimes; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 12: Privacy for Political Leaders; The Partisan Press; The Era of the "Lapdog"; Are Politicians Still Fair Game?; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 13: Compassion and Photographers; Pictures of War and Death; Pictures of Grief; Should Journalists Help Victims?; Notes; Part 5: Conflicts of Interest; 14: Journalists and Their Communities; Journalists and Free Speech; Reporters and Diverse Communities; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 15: Freebies and Financial Concerns

Goodbye, Free LunchWhat's Wrong with Freebies?; Bought for a Cup of Coffee?; Different Rules for Different Sections?; Outside Jobs; Contests and News Judgment; Improving the Profession; Cases to Discuss; Notes; 16: The Business of Journalism; The Changing Nature of Ownership; The Television News Business; Growth of Ethnic Media; Problems of the Under-Funded Newsroom; Can Quality Journalism Make Money?; Notes; Discussion of Cases; Chapter 3: Truth and Objectivity; Chapter 8: The Government Watch; Chapter 9: The Shady World of Unnamed Sources; Chapter 10: Deception

Chapter 11: Compassion, Privacy, and Ordinary Citizens

The reputation of journalists is continually being questioned. Nearly every public opinion poll shows that people have lost respect for journalists and lost faith in the news media. In this fully updated and expanded 6th edition of Ethics in Journalism, author Ron F. Smith provides a highly readable introduction to journalism ethics, and offers solutions for the many ethical dilemmas facing journalists today.Utilizes dozens of new case studies, mostly taken from everyday experiences of reporters at both large and smaller newspapers and TV stationsExplores the practical ethic

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Ron F. Smith is a professor of journalism at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. He teaches editing, newspaper design, online journalism, and mass media ethics. Professor Smith has worked for newspapers in Indiana, Ohio, and Florida including stints as a police and court reporter, sports copy editor, wire editor, and news editor.

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