Secularists or modern day prophets?: Journalists' ethics and the judeo-Christian tradition

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 16 (1):33 – 47 (2001)
In this nationwide study of American and Canadian journalists, I found that their moral and ethical values are solidly connected to the Judeo-Christian tradition, even among those who do not claim to be religiously oriented. This study shows that religious values are imbedded deeply, if not always consciously, in the moral and ethical values of journalists and that journalists of varying religious orientations tend to endorse a core group of moral and ethical principles at the heart of the religious heritage of the United States and Canada. However, journalists have expanded their definition of what religion coverage means in an increasingly diverse and secular society, and few want to connect their professional values only with Christian teaching.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327728JMME1601_4
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