The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics

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Lee Wilkins, Clifford G. Christians
Taylor & Francis, Jul 21, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 402 pages
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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.

Key features include:

  • up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of media ethics, one of the hottest topics in the media community
  • 'one-stop shopping' for historical and current research in media ethics
  • experienced, top-tier editors, advisory board, and contributors.

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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About the author (2008)

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.

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