u38rw9f7u38rw9f7BY JANE B. SINGER

Journalists today are in the process of working out what constitutes ethical practice in their role as "gatekeeper" or "moderator" of the public voice.

hj1urji8hj1urji8MANNY PARASCHOS

spans the globe for "Ethicalia," minutia about the ethics of the media. This time there are items from the U.K., Iraq, the PRC, India and the USA.

28g2x4xe28g2x4xeBY JOHN HAMER

While there is considerable awareness of the functions of news councils, including statistics of matters considered and results of hearings or other adjudications, there is much less knowledge and understanding of how one actually conducts its business.

5083037c5083037cBY TOM COOPER

There are many possible indicators suggesting the growth of media ethics as a field. In the United States another possible indicator of interest is derived from a comparison of the first and second Media Ethics Summit conferences which occurred in 1987 and 2007- twenty years apart.

q2vzv60qq2vzv60qBY PAULETTE D. KILMER

To see the shades of gray in ethical situations, students need to discover the advantages of "multi-valued" orientation over "two-valued" orientation.

o7nl54z0o7nl54z0BY RUSSELL FRANK

Now that the marking period is over it's time to give the news media a grade on its coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. Well, not a grade, exactly. Let's go alternative here and make it an "evaluation."

9kt9bm669kt9bm66BY RICHARD LANE KEEBLE

The world's biggest humanitarian disaster today is in Somalia. Yet all this has hardly been covered in the UK's corporately-owned media.


The RTNDA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct specifically cites the need for avoiding conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived.


To understand the dynamics of scandal coverage-do you really not need to probe the underlying political factors?



Cooper, Thomas W.; Christians, Clifford, G.; and Babbili, Anantha S. (2008), An Ethics Trajectory: Visions of Media Past, Present and Yet to Come (John Michael Kittross, ed.), Urbana, IL: University of Illinois/The Institute of Communications Research