Journalism after september 11: Unity as moral imperative

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 17 (4):290 – 303 (2002)
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, journalism in the United States changed. Journalistic norms of objectivity and distance opened to a participatory mode of reporting. A communitarian journalism emerged in which journalists became "at one" with their subjects as they lived the story they were reporting. Chiara Lubich of Italy presents a philosophical foundation for this journalistic approach, proposing "unity" as the ethic that should guide mass media communicators. In this essay I review Lubich's moral perspective and consider its implications for media ethics.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327728JMME1704_04
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Louis W. Hodges (1996). Ruminations About the Communitarian Debate. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 11 (3):133 – 139.

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