Covering ethics through analysis and commentary: A case study

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 17 (1):53 – 68 (2002)
In this article I use a case study of 3 newspaper pieces about assisted suicide and euthanasia to show how journalists can use analysis and commentary to highlight the ethical dimension of an important public issue. Using an approach grounded in ethical theory, I examine how these pieces-from the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times-shed light on ethical issues including matters of duties and consequences. It is argued that an analytical approach that openly frames a topic as having a moral dimension is particularly appropriate for ethics coverage in light of the value-laden nature of writing about ethics.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327728JMME1701_05
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