I am grateful, first and foremost, to the book’s contributors. The quality of the book is wholly due to their hard work and great thinking.
Thanks also to Jolene Coombs, journalism teacher extraordinaire, for awakening in me a passion for news and its ethical foundations. Similar appreciation is owed to Jay Black for his many years of inspiring work in media ethics and for keeping me connected to associated ideas and the terrific scholars behind them.
I would also like to thank all those journalists who make ethics a high priority; they set the standard for their colleagues and provide a guidepost for many of the ideas to follow.
Special thanks to Brent Kennedy and the gals at Looney Bean, for keeping me fully caffeinated, and to Joe Contaldi, and the rest of the Performance Anglers, for reminding me that chasing an 18-inch brown is at least as valuable as chasing just the right sentence structure.