The Goods of Community? The Potential of Journalism as a Social Practice

Philosophy of Management 7 (1):33-44 (2008)

This paper considers the question of whether journalism can be considered to be a social practice. After considering some of the goods of journalism the paper moves to investigate how external goods can corrupt the practice and make it somewhat ineffective. The paper therefore looks to consider ways in which the goods claimed have been better served in ‘radical’ journalism. Bristol Independent Media Centre is then evaluated as an example of an active project in which the goods of community are pursued through an inclusive form of participatory journalism
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Business and Professional Ethics  Social Science
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DOI 10.5840/pom2008715
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