The 'golden mean' in journalism

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 3 (1):33 – 37 (1988)
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The pattern of criticisms of the press over the decades underscores the problems caused by the absence of universal ethical standards. Situation ethics, or ?adhocracies,?; are an insufficient moral compass to guide a fast?paced, technologically?drive, bottom?line oriented industry. It is suggested that journalists take a lesson from Aristotle, who argued for practical experience and theoretical substance. Aristotle's ?moral mean?; is recommended as a moral compass that will serve journalists who seek to be virtuous and avoid both defective and excessive practices. Several instances in which the ?moral mean?; should prove especially useful are outlined
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DOI 10.1080/08900528809358307
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Aristotle's Metaphysics.H. B., Aristotle & W. D. Ross - 1925 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 45:141.

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