A Chronicle of the Decline of Rationality: Ethics in the Practice of Journalism

HaKibutz HaMeuchad & Sapir College Publishing (2004)

The book examines the ethical aspect of journalistic activity in an attempt to understand and render explicit the values which guide journalists in their work, but it emphasizes the point that while such values reflect society's existing professional mores, this particular profession is also placed in such a way as to shape the consciousness and values of those who consume its working product. The central question of this work has to do with the ethical implications of journalistic activity, and more exactly, the ethical responsibility of the media in framing public discourse. This question touches on how the journalistic profession conceives its own responsibilities, as reflected in its various professional codes, but it also relates to an account of its formative influence on human sensibilities in a culture in which journalism plays a major role in the interpretation and dissemination of knowledge.
Keywords Apllied Ethics  Journalism  Professional Ethics  Culture Nature distinction  Informed Educated distinction  Objectivity  Epistemology
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