Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age

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Book
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ISBN 10
1922070955 
ISBN 13
9781922070951 
Category
Journalism  [ Browse Items ]
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Publication Year
2015 
Pages
256 
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Journalism is being transformed by the digital revolution. Journalists working for media organizations are having to file and update stories across multiple platforms under increasing time pressures. Meanwhile, anyone with sufficient literacy skills and access to the internet can aspire to practice journalism. And yet journalism in any form still depends for its legitimacy on the observance of ethical principles and practices. For example, it has to maintain a commitment to telling the truth, and to minimize deception and betrayal; deal with conflicts of interest; protect sources and their confidences; know how to report on traumatized and vulnerable people; and know when to respect privacy. Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age traces the ethics of journalism from their origins in philosophy to the new challenges brought about by digital technology, with practical examples to show how ethical values and principles can play out in the real world. An invaluable tool for ethical decision-making, this is a book for professional journalists and citizen journalists, for students in the disciplines of journalism, media, communications, and applied ethics, and for the engaged reader everywhere. - from Amzon 
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