Journal of Mass Media Ethics 22 (2 & 3):168 – 186 (2007)
|Abstract||This essay outlines an account of virtue ethics applied to the profession of journalism. Virtue ethics emphasizes character before consequences, requires the "good" prior to the "right," and allows for agent-relative as well as agent-neutral values. This essay offers an exploration of the internal characteristics of a good journalist by focusing on moral virtues crucial to journalism. First, the essay outlines the general tenets of Aristotelian virtue ethics. Second, it offers arguments touting virtue ethics in comparison with other popular normative theories such as Mill's utilitarianism and Kant's deontology. Finally, an original account of journalistic virtue ethics is offered, with an emphasis on the virtues of justice and integrity.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
David J. Stump (2007). Pierre Duhem's Virtue Epistemology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 18 (1):149-159.
Heather Battaly (2010). Introduction: Virtue and Vice. Metaphilosophy 41 (1):1-21.
Neil Levy (2004). Good Character: Too Little, Too Late. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 19 (2):108 – 118.
Michael A. Slote (1992). From Morality to Virtue. Oxford University Press.
Christoph Jedan (2009). Stoic Virtues: Chrysippus and the Theological Foundations of Stoic Ethics. Continuum.
Michael Slote (2004). Driver's Virtues. Utilitas 16 (1):22-32.
Sue P. Stafford (2010). Intellectual Virtues in Environmental Virtue Ethics. Environmental Ethics 32 (4):339-352.
Lara Denis (2006). Kant's Conception of Virtue. In Paul Guyer (ed.), Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Julia Driver (2001). Uneasy Virtue. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads43 ( #26,169 of 549,087 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,317 of 549,087 )
How can I increase my downloads?