ERIC Number: ED436015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in Media Ethics. ERIC Digest.
Aiex, Nola Kortner; Gottlieb, Stephen S.
Noting that over the past decade incidents have occurred and new technologies have appeared which together have raised questions about the ethical values of American journalists, this Digest seeks to identify some of those ethical issues and to point to the work of those who have studied these issues. It addresses issues of plagiarism and corporate concerns, noting that with the growing consolidation of already large media corporations, pressure on journalists for biased coverage might be increasing. The Digest discusses media ethics and the new technologies, such as the ability to digitally alter photographs, and the proliferation of 24-hour news networks. It concludes with a discussion of media ethics and codes of conduct, suggesting that codes of ethics are ineffective means of securing good journalistic practices. (RS)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Higher Education, Journalism, Journalism Education, Mass Media Role, Moral Values, Plagiarism
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.