A model for evaluating journalist resistance to business constraints

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 15 (3):149 – 166 (2000)
Should journalists resist business constraints they perceive as a threat to their professional integrity? This article suggests that the answer, at least sometimes, is yes. But in choosing a resistance strategy, journalists should not consider the "take this job and shove it" stance as the only option with moral integrity-or even as the best ethical option. This article develops a model of resistance strategies using the experiences of journalists at one newspaper to illustrate the range of options available for resisting business constraints within a news organization. The types of strategies identified vary along the ethical dimensions of (a) consideration of organizational, as well as professional, goals; and (b) openness with regard to journalists' preference for professional goals.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327728JMME1503-1
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Wade L. Robison (1991). Subordinates and Moral Dilemmas. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 10 (4):3-21.

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