Spring 2018, Vol. 29, No. 2

Table of Contents, Spring 2018

BY SCOTT R. STROUD

mem1An introduction to the present issue and a farewell to our long-time editor, John Michael Kittross.

 

BY THE KITTROSS FAMILY

kittross2Photo: Emerson College ArchivesThe Kittross family remembers John Michael Kittross (1929-2018), loving father and dedicated scholar.

 

BY TOM COOPER AND THE STAFF OF MEDIA ETHICS

MKc2008 by Manny ParaschosPhoto: Manny ParaschosMedia Ethics remembers its long-time editor, Mike Kittross, for his many contributions to the field and this magazine over the years.

 

BY TRISH ROBERTS-MILLER

demagogue 2193093 960 720 cc0Photo: johnhain/CC0  An examination into the nature of demagoguery in the modern media environment.

 

BY BASTIAAN VANACKER

facebook 2661207 960 720Photo: AUGraphics/CC0What does the Cambridge Analytica case tell us about the ethical challenges of privacy and social media?

 

BY JUDITH SYLVESTER

Nick Youngson CC BY SA 3.0Photo: Nick Youngson/CC BY-SA 3.0A discussion of the usefulness of Lambeth's account of media ethics for contemporary journalism.

BY SHANNON KENNAN

25427251787 dc4a83a67e zPhoto: Fabrice Florin/CC BY-SA 2.0How should journalists cover traumatic events such as school shootings?A discussion of how to report on newsworthy tragedies affecting children--and the general public.

BY RAYMOND MCCAFFREY

Wikimedia Commons CC BY 3.0Photo: Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0One teacher’s reflections on the strategies used in adapting media ethics instruction to a particular student body during the contentious 2016 election cycle.

BY ANN AUMAN

FlorCruzPhoto: Ann AumanAn account of Jaime FlorCruz’s discussion of his experiences as a foreign journalist working in China.

 

BY JASON HEAD

TwitterPhoto: Twitter (Modified)A case study concerning the question: How far can journalists go in revealing private and harmful information?

 

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REVIEWED BY HARRIS BRESLOW

ui pressPhoto: University of Illinois PressA review of Christopher Ali, Media Localism: The Politics of Place.

 

EDITOR  
Scott R. Stroud  
   
EXECUTIVE PUBLISHER  
Clifford G. Christians  
   
PUBLISHERS  
Tom Cooper  Manny Paraschos
   
ADVISORY BOARD  
Anantha S. Babbili Jane E. Kirtley
Ralph Barney Christopher Meyers
Michael D. Burroughs Grafton Nunes
Marvin Kalb Jennifer Pozner
Richard Keeble Lance Strate
Jean Kilbourne Larry Rasky
  Edward Wasserman
   
FORMER EDITOR (1996-2018)  
Mike Kittross  
   
FORMER CO-EDITOR (1990-1996)  
Eric Elbot  
   
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS  
Jay Black Kenneth A. Harwood
Tom Brislin Robert Hilliard
Amy M. Damico Jerry Lanson
Deni Elliott Kaarle Nordenstreng
A. David Gordon Jeffrey L. Seglin
Gary Grossman Jane B. Singer
   
EDITORIAL & PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS  
Matthew Schnell Corey Plante
   
FINANCIAL DIRECTORS  
David Ivy Denise Davis
   
DESIGN  
Mary-Lynne Bohn, Accent Design, Inc.  
   
WEB DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE  
Joe Higgins  |  Silver Oak Design