ERIC Number: EJ532125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pronouncements and Denunciations: An Analysis of State Press Association Ethics Codes from the 1920s.
Cronin, Mary M.; McPherson, James B.
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, v72 n4 p890-901 Win 1995
Discusses how four situational concerns (the rise of press agents, the fallout from World War I propaganda, sensationalism's resurgence, and editorial independence) contributed to a noticeable decline of the public's trust in the press. Shows how, as a result, 12 state press association ethics codes from the 1920s consistently emphasized the watchdog ideal, public service, truthfulness, and honesty in advertising. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Historical Materials; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A