David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Mass Media Ethics 22 (4):241 – 261 (2007)
The contemporary debate about "who is a journalist" is occurring in two distinct domains: law and professional ethics. Although the debate in these domains is focused on separate problems, participants treat the central question as essentially the same. This article suggests that the debates in law and professional ethics have to be resolved independently and that debate within those domains needs to be more nuanced. In law, it must vary depending on whether the context involves constitutional law, statutory law, or the distribution of informal privileges by government officials. In professional ethics, the debate should not be oriented around a single definitional threshold but should identify tiers that take account of different communicators' unique goals, tactics, and values.
|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
Stephen Klaidman (1987). The Virtuous Journalist. Oxford University Press.
Davis Merritt (1998). Public Journalism and Public Life: Why Telling the News is Not Enough. Erlbaum.
Jay Rosen (1999). What Are Journalists For? Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
Edmund B. Lambeth (1992). Committed Journalism an Ethic for the Profession. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
Citations of this work BETA
Damian Tambini (2013). Financial Journalism, Conflicts of Interest and Ethics: A Case Study of Hong Kong. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 28 (1):15 - 29.
Pamela Taylor Jackson (2009). News as a Contested Commodity: A Clash of Capitalist and Journalistic Imperatives. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 24 (2 & 3):146 – 163.
Raphael Cohen-Almagor (2013). Freedom of Expression V. Social Responsibility: Holocaust Denial in Canada. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 28 (1):42 - 56.
Similar books and articles
Sandra L. Borden (2000). A Model for Evaluating Journalist Resistance to Business Constraints. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 15 (3):149 – 166.
Mary M. Cronin (1993). Trade Press Roles in Promoting Journalistic Professionalism, 1884-1917. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 8 (4):227 – 238.
Jeffrey Nesteruk (1999). Reimagining the Law. Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (4):603-617.
Tony Harcup (2006). The Ethical Journalist. Sage Publications.
Sanne Taekema (2003). The Concept of Ideals in Legal Theory. Kluwer Law International.
James R. Maxeiner, American Law Schools as a Model for Japanese Legal Education? A Preliminary Question From a Comparative Perspective.
Jonathan Crowe (2008). Self and Other in Ethics and Law: A Comment on Manderson. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 33:145-151.
G. Pino (1999). The Place of Legal Positivism in Contemporary Constitutional States. Law and Philosophy 18 (5):513-536.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads4 ( #549,393 of 1,793,164 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #463,411 of 1,793,164 )
How can I increase my downloads?