Controversies in media ethics

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Uniquely arranged as a series of debates, Controversies in Media Ethics, 2/e, offers alternate perspectives on a wide range of media ethics issues. In each chapter, two opposing viewpoints are presented, followed by a commentary by John Merrill. These chapter-ending perspectives identify middle ground between the widely differing perspectives presented and encourage students to think critically about important issues. Provocative topics, such as privacy, violence and pornography, and ethics in advertising provide students with lively and interesting examples of the complex traditional and emerging problems of media ethics.

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Contents

OVERVIEW Foundations for Media Ethics Merrill
1
Mass Media Accountability
26
Individual Autonomy and Ethical Decisions
40
Copyright

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David M. Gordon is Dorothy H. Hirshon Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research. He is the author, with Samuel Bowles and Thomas Weisskopf, of "After the Waste Land: A Democratic Economics for the Year 2000 and "Beyond the Waste Land: A Democratic Alternative to Economic Decline. He lives in New York City.

University of Missouri

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