David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Mass Media Ethics 19 (2):86 – 107 (2004)
Media organizations are simultaneously key elements of an effective democracy and, for the most part, commercial entities seeking success in the market. They play an essential role in the formation of public opinion and the influence on personal choices. Yet most of them are commercial enterprises seeking readers or viewers, advertising, favorable regulatory decisions for their media, and other assets. This creates some intrinsic difficulties and produces some sharp tensions within media ethics. In this article, we examine such tensions - in theory and practice. We then consider the feasibility of introducing an ethics regime to the media industry - a regime that would be effective in a deregulated environment in protecting public interest and social responsibility. In the article, we also outline a rationale and a methodology for the institutionalization of an acceptable and workable media ethics regime that aims to protect the integrity of the industry in a future of undoubtedly increasing commercial pressure.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Claude-Jean Bertrand (1986). Media Ethics in Perspective. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 2 (1):17 – 22.
Bartosz W. Wojdynski & Daniel Riffe (2011). What Kind of Media, and When? Public Opinion About Press Coverage of Politicians' Private Lives. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 26 (3):206 - 223.
Ronald Francis & Anona Armstrong (2003). Ethics as a Risk Management Strategy: The Australian Experience. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 45 (4):375 - 385.
Stanley B. Cunningham (1993). A Place in the Sun: Making Room for Media Ethics. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 8 (3):147 – 155.
Anne Cunningham (1999). Responsible Advertisers: A Contractualist Approach to Ethical Power. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 14 (2):82 – 94.
Sigman L. Splichal (1997). Media Lawyers as Factors in the Ethical Decisions of Journalists. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 12 (2):101 – 108.
Michael W. Howard (1993). Self-Management, Ownership, and the Media. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 8 (4):197 – 206.
Lawrence Apps (1990). Media Ethics in Australia. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 5 (2):117 – 135.
Herman Wasserman & Arnold S. de Beer (2005). A Fragile Affair: The Relationship Between the Mainstream Media and Government in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 20 (2 & 3):192 – 208.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #198,838 of 1,692,428 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #59,665 of 1,692,428 )
How can I increase my downloads?