Journal of Mass Media Ethics 21 (1):55 – 69 (2006)

This article analyzes why journalism ethics has remained a subfield of journalism law in Japan rather than having become a distinct field of study in its own right. The historical reasons for this situation are traced to the introduction of the concept of social responsibility1 to postwar Japan. Premises of the Hutchins Commission and the American Society of Newspaper Editors are contrasted with a number of Japanese perspectives about the proper role of news media in society and the resolution of journalistic dilemmas. The evolution of journalism education and relationships between educators and practitioners are discussed.
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