Media, Markets, and Morals
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- Brings together experts in the fields of media studies and media ethics, information ethics, and professional ethics
- Offers an original ethical framework designed specifically for evaluating ethical issues in the media, including new media
- Builds upon and further develops an innovative theoretical model for examining and evaluating media corruption and methods of media anti-corruption previously developed by authors Spence and Quinn
- Discloses and clarifies the inherent ethical nature of information and its communication to which the media as providers of information are necessarily committed
2 Information Ethics as a Guide for the Media: Old Tricks for New Dogs.
3 The Business of the Media and the Business of the Market.
4 Professionalism in Behavior and Identity.
5 A Conflict of Media Roles: Advertising, Public Relations, and Journalism.
6 Corruption in the Media.
7 Two Dimensions of Photo Manipulation: Correction and Corruption.
8 Promoting, Codifying, and Regulating Ethics.
9 Moral Excellence and Role Models in the Media.
Spence is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for
Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) Canberra, ACT. CAPPE
is an Australian Research Council funded special commonwealth
centre of excellence hosted jointly by Charles Sturt University,
University of Melbourne and the Australian National
Andrew Alexandra holds a joint position as Senior
Lecturer in the Philosophy Department, and Senior Research Fellow
in the Australian Research Council Special Research Centre for
Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), at the University of
Melbourne. He has published widely, including in such international
journals as History of Philosophy Quarterly, Social Theory and
Practice, Professional Ethics, The Southern Journal of Philosophy,
Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Ethics and Information
Technology, and Agriculture and Human Values. He is the
co-author of the books Police Ethics (Allen and Unwin, 1997;
2nd ed. 2004) the standard text on the topic in Australia, and
Reasons, Values and Institutions (Tertiary Press, 2002). He
is editor of the Australian Journal of Professional and Applied
Ethics, the journal of the Australian Association of
Professional and Applied Ethics.
ANNE DUNN was appointed as a lecturer at the University of
Sydney in July 2001, the second fulltime academic appointment in
the new BA Media & Communication, established in 2000. Prior to
this appointment Anne had taught journalism at the University of
Western Sydney and media production and online media at Charles
Sturt University, Bathurst.
Anne has spent more than 20 years working as a presenter, media
researcher, journalist, producer and director, for commercial
television, for SBS and for the ABC. Her work includes
award-winning television and film documentaries. She moved into
management at ABC Radio in the early 90s; her roles there included
senior Policy Adviser and Radio National Business Manager. She has
run her own media research and consultancy business.
Anne’s PhD was on policy and audiences in ABC Radio News.
Her research interests are public broadcasting, audiences, the
introduction of new media, and broadcast journalism education.
Anne’s teaching experience has been in media and journalistic
writing, radio and video journalism, production and broadcasting,
online media production, and media law and ethics. She teaches at
both undergraduate and postgraduate level and holds a Graduate
Certificate in University Teaching and Learning.
She has recently acted as Director of the Media and Communications program for 12 months, and was responsible for setting up the first postgraduate coursework program in Media and Communications. Her postgraduate research students are completing dissertations in intergenerational digital communication, the geography of newsrooms, and relationships between presentation styles and audiences in regional youth radio, among others.