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Radical Media Ethics: A Global Approach

ISBN: 978-1-118-47759-5
264 pages
June 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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Radical Media Ethics presents a series of innovative ethical principles and guidelines for members of the global online media community.

  • Offers a comprehensive new way to think about media ethics in a new media era
  • Provides guiding principles and values for practising responsible global media ethics
  • Introduces one of the first codes of conduct for a journalism that is global in reach and impact
  • Includes both philosophical considerations and practical elements in its establishment of new media ethics guidelines
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction x

Part I Theoretical Foundations 1

1 Ontology of Ethics 3

2 Ethics as Normative Interpretation 33

3 Implications for Radical Ethics 69

Part II The Shape of a Radical Integrated Ethics 91

4 Radical Media Ethics 93

5 Defining Journalism 119

6 Theory of Meaning for Integrated Ethics 143

Part III Principles of Global Integrated Ethics 171

7 Political Values for Integrated Ethics 173

8 Aims for Global Integrated Ethics 197

9 Realizing Global Integrated Ethics 215

Appendix: Ward Code for Global Integrated Ethics 223

Index 229

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Author Information

Stephen J. A. Ward is an internationally recognized media ethicist whose writings and projects have influenced the development of the field in theory and practice. His publications include the award-winning The Invention of Journalism Ethics: The Path to Objectivity and Beyond (2005). In addition, he is the author of Global Journalism Ethics (2010) and co-editor of Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective (2009).
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'...original and driven by a passion for ethics. It cannot be ignored.' - Digital Journalism

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