This Handbook encapsulates the intellectual history of mass media ethics over the past twenty-five years. Chapters serve as a summary of existing research and thinking in the field, as well as setting agenda items for future research.
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It will be an essential reference on media ethics theory and research for scholars, graduate students, and researchers in media, mass communication, and journalism.
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Lee Wilkins is the editor of the Journal of Mass Media Ethics and the author and co-author of scholarly books and articles and a textbook on media ethics. She is a former newspaper reporter and editor and holds the doctorate in political science from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the radio-television faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She has has won Missouri’s highest teaching award, and her research focuses on how journalists make ethical decisions.
Clifford G. Christians is the Charles H. Sandage Distinguished Professor and a Research Professor of Communications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He holds joint appointments as a Professor of Journalism and a Professor of Media Studies. His academic degrees include a B.A in classical philosophy from Calvin College, a Th.M. in theology and culture from Fuller Theological Seminary, and and a Ph.D. in communications from the University of Illinois. In addition to having published extensively, Christians has won five teaching awards, and his interests are in the philosophy of technology, dialogic communication theory, and media ethics.Review:
Received the 2009 Best Edited Book Award from the Communication Ethics Division of the National Communication Association
'Each essay provides a comprehensive examination of its topic and includes extensive notes and references... This book will be an important resource for those involved in the study of mass media... Highly recommended.' - CHOICE
'When two ethics powerhouses get together and edit a volume on mass media ethics, you expect an impressive collection of notable research. This volume does not disappoint.' - Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
'The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics is a valuable resource for anyone teaching the Ethics of Journalism and (time permitting) for practitioners of journalism' - AllmediaScotland.com.
'Consisting of almost 30 chapters categorised into four sections - which look at ethical foundations, professional practice. concrete issues and institutional considerations, teachers of the subject are almost guaranteed to find something of use for aspiring journalists and media professionals to agonize over.' - AllmediaScotland.com.
"When two ethics powerhouses get together and edit a volume on mass media ethics, you expect an impressive collection of notable research. This book does not disappoint."
-- Lois A. Boynton, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
"The Handbook is a good starting point for any ethics scholar who prefers a snapshot of what has been studied in the last twenty years and what still requires attention ... The Handbook also is a good resource to challenge graduate students and upper-level undergrads to explore the significance of ethical practices and not be lulled into the belief that all that can be done to ensure communication is ethical has been done."
-- Lois A. Boynton, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
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