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    Global Journalism Ethics.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2010 - MQUP.
    Stephen Ward argues that present media practices are narrowly based within the borders of single country and thus unable to successfully inform the public about a globalized world. Presenting an ethical framework for work in multimedia, the author extends John Rawl’s theories of justice and the human good to redefine the aims for which journalism should strive and then applies this new foundation to issues such as the roles of patriotism and objectivity in journalism. An innovative argument that presents a (...)
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    Ethics and the Media: An Introduction.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2011 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a comprehensive introduction to media ethics and an exploration of how it must change to adapt to today's media revolution. Using an ethical framework for the new 'mixed media' ethics – taking in the global, interactive media produced by both citizens and professionals – Stephen J. A. Ward discusses the ethical issues which occur in both mainstream and non-mainstream media, from newspapers and broadcast to social media users and bloggers. He re-defines traditional conceptions of journalistic truth-seeking, objectivity (...)
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  3. Philosophical foundations for global journalism ethics.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2005 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 20 (1):3 – 21.
    This article proposes 3 principles and 3 imperatives as the philosophical foundations of a global journalism ethics. The central claim is that the globalization of news media requires a radical rethinking of the principles and standards of journalism ethics, through the adoption of a cosmopolitan attitude. The article explains how and why ethicists should construct a global journalism ethics, using a contractualist approach. It then formulates 3 "claims" or principles: the claims of credibility, justifiable consequence, and humanity. The claim of (...)
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    Towards an Open Ethics: Implications of New Media Platforms for Global Ethics Discourse.Stephen J. A. Ward & Herman Wasserman - 2010 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 25 (4):275-292.
    This article provides an international perspective on how new media technologies are shifting the parameters of debates about journalism ethics. It argues that new, mixed media help create an ?open media ethics? and offers an exploration of how these developments encourage a transition from a closed professional ethics to an ethics that is the concern of all citizens. The relation between an open media ethics and the idea of a global fifth estate, facilitated by global online media, is explored. The (...)
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    Radical media ethics: a global approach.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2015 - Hoboken: Wiley.
    Provides guiding principles and values for practising responsible global media ethics.
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    What Is Global Media Ethics?Stephen J. A. Ward - 2021 - In Handbook of Global Media Ethics. Springer Verlag. pp. 5-21.
    This chapter provide an introductory portrait of global media ethics as an evolving discipline in broad strokes—its motivating questions, its distinct concerns and methods, how the discipline is related to other forms of ethics, and why we need a global media ethics. Since our global world is linked by many forms of media, the chapter argues that we need an accompanying global media ethics that challenges the use of media to promote racism, xenophobia, extreme nationalism, and the denial of human (...)
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  7. Inventing objectivity : new philosophical foundations.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2010 - In Christopher Meyers (ed.), Journalism ethics: a philosophical approach. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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    The Invention of Journalism Ethics, Second Edition: The Path to Objectivity and Beyond.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2015 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    Does objectivity exist in the news media? In The Invention of Journalism Ethics, Stephen Ward argues that given the current emphasis on interpretation, analysis, and perspective, journalists and the public need a new theory of objectivity. He explores the varied ethical assertions of journalists over the past few centuries, focusing on the changing relationship between journalist and audience. This historical analysis leads to an innovative theory of pragmatic objectivity that enables journalists and the public to recognize and avoid biased and (...)
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    Global media ethics: problems and perspectives.Stephen J. A. Ward (ed.) - 2013 - Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Global Media Ethics is the first comprehensive cross-cultural exploration of the conceptual and practical issues facing media ethics in a global world. A team of leading journalism experts investigate the impact of major global trends on responsible journalism. The first full-length, truly global textbook on media ethics; Explores how current global changes in media promote and inhibit responsible journalism; Includes relevant and timely ethical discussions based on major trends in journalism and global media; Questions existing frameworks in media ethics in (...)
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    Ethical ideals in journalism: Civic uplift or telling the truth?James B. Murphy, Stephen J. A. Ward & Aine Donovan - 2006 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 21 (4):322 – 337.
    In this article, we explore the tension between truth telling and the demands of civic life, with an emphasis on the tension between serving one's country and reporting the truth as completely and independently as possible. We argue that the principle of truth telling in journalism takes priority over the promotion of civic values, including a narrow patriotism. Even in times of war, responsible journalism must not allow a narrow patriotism to undermine its commitment to truth telling. Journalists best fulfill (...)
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  11. A theory of patriotism for global journalism.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2008 - In Stephen John Anthony Ward & Herman Wasserman (eds.), Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective. Heinemann.
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    Cosmopolitanism as Ground for Global Media Ethics.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2021 - In Handbook of Global Media Ethics. Springer Verlag. pp. 207-229.
    This chapter examines the shift from parochialism to globalism in ethics and its implications for the project of global media ethics. It discusses what form of globalism should explain and justify media ethics. The chapter argues that, today, we face a choice between globalism—to place global principles at the basis of ethics—and parochialism—to make parochial principles primary in ethical belief systems. The chapter examines cosmopolitanism as an historical, and still attractive, form of globalism. It sketches its origins, kinds, main beliefs, (...)
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    Democratically Engaged Journalism and Extremism.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2021 - In Handbook of Global Media Ethics. Springer Verlag. pp. 899-918.
    This chapter proposes a way to conceptualize journalism as both engaged and objective, called “democratically engaged journalism.” It is a “third way” between partisan and neutral journalism. The chapter argues that democratically engaged journalism is the moral ideology that journalism needs to respond to a toxic sphere of digital, global media.The chapter begins by defining engagement, disengagement, and democratically engaged journalism, using a continuum of kinds of journalism. Then it considers how democratically engaged journalism replies to a range of possible (...)
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    Disrupting journalism ethics: radical change on the frontier of digital media.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2019 - New York: Routledge.
    Disrupting Journalism Ethics sets out to disrupt and change how we think about journalism and its ethics. The book contends that long-established ways of thinking, which have come down to us from the history of journalism, need radical conceptual reform, with alternate conceptions of the role of journalism and fresh principles to evaluate practice. Through a series of disruptions, the book undermines the traditional principles of journalistic neutrality and "just the facts" reporting. It proposes an alternate philosophy of journalism as (...)
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    Ethical journalism in a populist age: the democratically engaged journalist.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2018 - Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
    Journalism in a toxic public sphere. Polluted spheres, eroding democracies -- Journalism, populism, and the problem of democracy -- Extreme populism and journalism -- Detoxing the public sphere. Democratically engaged journalism -- Democratically engaged journalism -- Extremism: hate speech and media harm -- Extremism: patriotism, fake news and objectivity.
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    Handbook of Global Media Ethics.Stephen J. A. Ward (ed.) - 2021 - Springer Verlag.
    This handbook is one of the first comprehensive research and teaching tools for the developing area of global media ethics. The advent of new media that is global in reach and impact has created the need for a journalism ethics that is global in principles and aims. For many scholars, teachers and journalists, the existing journalism ethics, e.g. existing codes of ethics, is too parochial and national. It fails to provide adequate normative guidance for a media that is digital, global (...)
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    Is Global Media Ethics Utopian?Stephen J. A. Ward - 2021 - In Handbook of Global Media Ethics. Springer Verlag. pp. 23-39.
    This chapter defends the project of global media ethics against the skeptics. The overall question for this chapter can be stated as follows: Is the creation of global media ethics as a whole a realistic and desirable goal? The chapter proceeds by exploring, and responding to, the major criticisms of the project and its idea of moral globalism. It then presents a realistic conception of what can be achieved by global media ethics. The chapter concludes that it is both rational (...)
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    Objectively Engaged Journalism: An Ethic.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2020 - Chicago: McGill-Queen's University Press.
    A timely call for a new ethic of journalism engagement for today's troubled media sphere, Objectively Engaged Journalism argues that media should be neither neutral nor partisan but engaged in protecting egalitarian democracy. It shows how journalists, professional or citizen, can be both objective in method and dedicated to improving a global public sphere toxic with disinformation, fake news, and extremism. Drawing from history, ethics, and current media issues, Stephen Ward rejects the ideals of neutrality and "just the facts" objectivity, (...)
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    Political Emotions and Global Ethics.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2021 - In Handbook of Global Media Ethics. Springer Verlag. pp. 41-57.
    This chapter examines one class of public emotions – the “political emotions,” such as patriotism and promotion of the national interest and how they are, or are not, compatible with good journalism in a global media era. To what extent is journalism ethics, as we have known it, compatible with patriotism and love of nation? Can nation-based political emotions provide appropriate primary values for a global ethics and an emerging global media ethics? With regard to the first question, the chapter (...)
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    Pragmatic Objectivity for Global Ethics.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2021 - In Handbook of Global Media Ethics. Springer Verlag. pp. 329-350.
    This chapter attempts to improve our conception of objectivity in general, especially in journalism and other media work. It defends the twin theses that: Global news media needs a new conception of objectivity and the conception of pragmatic objectivity is a viable candidate, and pragmatic objectivity is part of a radical rethinking of journalism and media ethics. It is an alternative to the professional objective model, a still-influential traditional idea of the objective journalist as a neutral stenographer of fact. Journalists (...)
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    Summary of “toward a global media ethics: Theoretical perspectives”.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2010 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 25 (1):65 – 68.
    This is a summary of “Toward a Global Media Ethics: Theoretical Perspectives,” which appeared in Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies , 29(2), 2008, 135-172. The article was written by Clifford G. Christians, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Shakuntala Rao, State University of New York-Plattsburgh; Stephen J. A. Ward, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Herman Wasserman, University of Sheffield. It was the result of a workshop on global media ethics by the article's authors hosted by the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) (...)
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  22. The magical concept of transparency.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2015 - In Lawrie Zion & David Craig (eds.), Ethics for digital journalists: emerging best practices. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
     
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    Utility and impartiality: Being impartial in a partial world.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2007 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 22 (2-3):151 – 167.
    This article proposes an eclectic and holistic model of ethics and ethical thinking. It uses this tripart model to show how partialities can be integrated into impartial moral reasoning. Ethical reasoning is divided into three problem areas or "levels" - cases, frameworks, and ultimate ethical goals. Each level employs its own form of reasoning. For evaluating cases, the author advocates an eclectic application of principles; for evaluating frameworks of principles, the author advocates contractualism; for evaluating ethical theory as a whole, (...)
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    Webs of De-Centered Discourse: The Future of Global Media Ethics.Stephen J. A. Ward - 2021 - In Handbook of Global Media Ethics. Springer Verlag. pp. 1207-1222.
    This chapter explores the future of global media ethics by focusing on a question that is a cause of misunderstanding and, perhaps, its greatest conceptual challenge: What is the goal of global media ethics? The chapter argues that the image of global media ethics has been distorted by the view that a global ethic must consist of one, uniquely correct set of principles affirmed by a large majority of journalists around the world. Instead, the chapter proposes the idea of global (...)
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    Book reviews. [REVIEW]Kristie Bunton & Stephen J. A. Ward - 2006 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 21 (4):359 – 371.
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