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ERIC Number: EJ958920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Examining Education and Newsroom Work Experience as Predictors of Communication Students' Perceptions of Journalism Ethics
Detenber, Benjamin H.; Cenite, Mark; Malik, Shelly; Neo, Rachel L.
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v67 n1 p45-69 Mar 2012
This study examines education and work experience in newsrooms as predictors of ethical perceptions among communication undergraduates at a large Singaporean university (N = 826). Results indicate that education is associated with ethical ideologies, perceived importance of journalism ethics codes, justifiability of using contentious news gathering methods, and concern towards journalistic plagiarism and fabrication. However, in this context, education is not a significant predictor of agreement with ethical principles or support for sanctions against journalistic plagiarism and fabrication. Ethical ideologies (idealism and relativism) are associated with ethical principles and the degree to which using contentious news gathering methods is justifiable. Work experience in newsrooms is associated with perceived justifiability of using contentious news-gathering methods but not with ethical ideologies. The pattern of results was not entirely as predicted and may be a function of the way journalism is practiced and perceived in Singapore. (Contains 8 tables and 70 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore