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  1. Douglas Birkhead (2003). Journalism's Great Adventure. In Howard Good (ed.), Desperately Seeking Ethics: A Guide to Media Conduct. Scarecrow Press. 195.
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  2. Douglas Birkhead (1997). Book Review: The Role of Emotions in Moral Decisions: A Book Review by Douglas Birkhead. [REVIEW] Journal of Mass Media Ethics 12 (1):57 – 59.
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  3. Douglas Birkhead (1997). Should Professional Competence Be Taught as Ethical? Journal of Mass Media Ethics 12 (4):211 – 220.
    Every instructor who teaches media ethics faces the challenge of balancing theory and practice i n the classroom. A typical approach involves training students i n theories of ethical deliberation applied to moral dilemmas presented i n case studies and decision-making exercises. This article callsfor more philosophical inquiry into the basic assumptions of media ethics. Based on a writing assignment that asked students to ponder a philosophical paradox, this article not only tackles the paradox involving ethical competence, but discusses how (...)
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  4. Douglas Birkhead (1986). News Media Ethics and the Management of Professionals. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 1 (2):37 – 46.
    Professionalism reduced to its central ideal involves the autonomy of an occupation to control its own practice. This ideal coincides with the most fundamental prerequisite of ethical behavior: the freedom to make ethical choices. This essay argues that professionalism has not provided journalists with the appropriate kind of autonomy for fully meaningful ethical behavior.
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