Responsible journalism

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Sage Publications, Nov 1, 1986 - Business & Economics - 187 pages
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Responsible Journalism addresses the contentious issue of defining journalistic responsibility. The authors identify the functions that news media take responsibility for performing in society and the philosophy behind specific obligations. They consider the relationship between news media responsibility and legal and press theories. They ask and answer many fundamental ethical questions concerning the media's role in Western democracies.

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Contents

Introduction
7
Foundations for News Media Responsibility
32
RESPONSIBILITY AND PRESS THEORY
45
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Deni Elliott is Director of the Practical Ethics Center and University Professor of Ethics at the University of Montana. Her books include The Ethics of Asking: Dilemmas in Higher Education Fund Raising (1995) and Responsible Journalism (1986). Judy E. Stern is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She is actively involved in biomedical research and is associated with the Dartmouth Ethics Institute.

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