Desperately Seeking Ethics: A Guide to Media Conduct by Howard Good

By Howard Good

Traits winning within the media recommend a likely disintegrating suggestion of media ethics. it's no shock; being moral is difficult paintings and, may perhaps rather well placed someone in clash with triumphing tendencies. a few of the humans stated in the thirteen essays of Desperately looking Ethics illustrate this_from Socrates and Martin Luther King Jr., who either died for his or her ideas, to reporter David Kidwell of the Miami bring in who selected reformatory over attesting for the prosecution in a homicide trial. this isn't simply one other media ethics ebook. enticing and non-conventional it breaks clear of the standard textual content perform of offering the moral theories of recognized philosophers in watered-down shape. in its place, the participants, all of whom train media ethics, decide upon a poem, motion picture, music, speech, or different cultural rfile, study it for implied or particular moral classes, after which follow the teachings of that paintings to a selected case that concerned debatable media behavior. as well as endnotes, every one bankruptcy comprises questions for dialogue and a listing of extra readings. the place attainable, the individuals have incorporated all or a part of the poems, speeches, and different records they research as resources of moral guideline and idea.

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