Ethics and the Press: Readings in Mass Media Morality

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Humanistic Studies in the Communication Arts


ETHICS AND THE PRESS
Readings in Mass Media Morality

Edited, with special introductory notes and bibliography by

JOHN C. MERRILL
University of Missouri
and
RALPH D. BARNEY
Brigham Young University

COMMUNICATION ARTS BOOKS
HASTINGS HOUSE, PUBLISHERS
New York 10016

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Foreword xi
  • Part One - Ethical Foundations 1
  • Ethics and Journalism 8
  • Notes 16
  • Instinct and Ethics 17
  • Ethics for Newsmen 25
  • Notes 36
  • Quality in Mass Communications 37
  • Masscomm as Guru 47
  • The American Press: Some Truths About Truths 60
  • Is Objectivity Possible? 69
  • The New Journalism and the Old 89
  • Notes 107
  • Why the Working Man Hates the Media 108
  • The "Apollonysian" Journalist 117
  • Notes 130
  • Part Two - Ethical Problems 133
  • A Disturbing Arrogance in the Press 143
  • Unethical Newspaper Practices 149
  • With a View Toward Assessing the Facts 154
  • The Newspaper in a Changing Society 158
  • The Reader: Journalism's Forgotten Man 163
  • Newspaper Credibility: What Needs to Be Done? 168
  • Functions and Credibility 176
  • Notes 185
  • An Ethical Dilemma: Responsibility for 'self-Generating' News 186
  • No Business like News Business 192
  • All the News That's Fit to Film 195
  • Objectivity and the Tactics of Terrorists 199
  • What the Press Must Do 206
  • The Super-Journalist 208
  • A Few Frank Words About Bias 212
  • The Networks and the News 218
  • Ethics in Television Journalism 236
  • How "Fair" Should Tv Be? 251
  • Broadcast Freedom: is It Still There? 264
  • The Arts of Selling 274
  • The Making of a Consumer 280
  • Notes 294
  • Survival Tactics: No Fooling . . . Youngsters Analyze Tv Commercials 296
  • The Capitol Gallery Case: is the Press Betraying Itself? 299
  • The Journalism Contest Thicket: is It Time for Some Guidelines? 303
  • The Ways of the Corrupters 318
  • Bibliography 322
  • Index 329
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