Ethics in practice: Analysis of Edward R. Murrow's WWII radio reporting

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 8 (2):103 – 118 (1993)
Edward R. Murrow's reputation began and grew with World War II. This analysis, focused on his radio reporting, concerns two reports filed after he accompanied a bombing mission over Germany. The two reports provide a unique analytic opportunity because their foundation is in a singular experience. It is an analysis of the decision process, with ethical questions central to the development of the story, it is an application of classical ethical theory to a historical object for the purposes of creating an understanding of media heritage and the application of moral philosophy.
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