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Journal of Mass Media Ethics 2 (2):82 – 92 (1987)
This paper focuses on the ethical and moral implications of findings from the authors? national survey of television news directors? policies, practices, and perceptions of good/bad news. In light of the potentially negative effects of excessive amounts of bad news on individuals and society, the authors ask whether television journalists have an ethical responsibility?beyond legal constraints and professional criteria?in the selection and presentation of bad news and good news. An earlier version of this paper, detailing the findings of the survey, was presented to the Radio?TV Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in August, 1986
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Louis W. Hodges (1986). The Journalist and Professionalism. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 1 (2):32 – 36.
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