What should we teach about formal codes of communication ethics?

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 3 (1):59 – 64 (1988)
First, this article summarizes major arguments levied against codes. Second, standards for a sound ethical code are presented. Third, a trend is described toward more concrete codes developed by specific communication organizations. Finally, positive functions of codes are examined, with special emphasis on two: the argumentative function and the character?depiction function
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DOI 10.1080/08900528809358310
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