Understanding Media Ethics
You can read the journal articles highlighted in each chapter by clicking on the Journal Articles link below. Please be aware each article will open in a new window.
Chapter 1: Relating Media Ethics to Media Studies
Luckhurst, T. and Phippen, L. (2014) ‘Good behaviour can be taught’, British Journalism Review, 25: 56–61.
Chapter 2: Foundations: Methods in Media Ethics
Morrison, David E. and Svennevig, Michael (2007) ‘The defence of public interest and the intrusion of privacy’, Journalism, 8: 44–65.
Chapter 3: Truth, Representation and Narrative
Gaber, I. (2012) ‘Rupert and the ‘three card trope’ – what you see ain’t necessarily what you get’, Media, Culture and Society, 34(5): 637–646.
Chapter 4: Solidarity, Sympathy and Neutrality
Dimbleby, J. (2013) ‘On freedom of expression’, Index on Censorship, 42: 142–144.
Chapter 5: Valuing Images: Morality in Pictures
Maltby, S. (2014) ‘Broadcasting graphic war violence: the moral face of Channel 4’, Journalism, 15(3): 289–306.
Chapter 6: Liberty and Censorship: Politics, Religion and Sex
Hasinoff, A.A. (2013) ‘Sexting as media production: rethinking social media and sexuality’, New Media and Society, 15(4): 449–465.
Chapter 7: Morality, Taste and Violence
Blaagard, B.B. (2013) ‘Shifting boundaries: objectivity, citizen journalism and tomorrow’s journalists’, Journalism [Online], 3 February. http://jou.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/01/15/1464884912469081 (accessed: 13 February 2013).
Chapter 8: Regulating Media Content
Kapidzic, S. and Herring, S.C. (2014) ‘Race, gender and self-representation in teen profile photographs’, New Media Society [Online], 27 January. http://nms.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/01/24/1461444813520301 (accessed: 26 January 2014).
Chapter 9: Rights and Persons: the Boundaries of Privacy
Bissell, K. and Parrott, S. (2013) ‘Prejudice: the role of the media in the development of social bias’, Journalism & Communication Monographs, 15(4): 219–270.
Chapter 10: Media Institutions: Morality and Markets
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2014) ‘After Leveson: Recommendations for instituting the Public and Press Council’, The International Journal of Press/Politics, 19(2): 202–225.
Chapter 11: Professionalism and Codes of Practice
Heemsbergen, Luke J. (2014) ‘Designing hues of transparency and democracy after WikiLeaks: vigilance to vigilantes and back again’, New Media & Society [Online], 24 February, http://nms.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/21/1461444814524323 (accessed: 23 April 2014).
Chapter 12: The New Media Landscape: Digital Media Ethics
Dijck, J. Van and Poell, T. (2014) ‘Making public television social? Public service broadcasting and the challenges of social media’, Television and New Media [Online], 21 March.
Pihl-Thingvad, S. (2014) ‘Professional ideals and daily practice in journalism’, Journalism [Online], 5 February: 1–20. http://jou.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/04/1464884913517658 (accessed: 18 February 2014).
This website may contain links to both internal and external websites. All links included were active at the time the website was launched. SAGE does not operate these external websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. SAGE cannot take responsibility for the changing content or nature of linked sites, as these sites are outside of our control and subject to change without our knowledge. If you do find an inactive link to an external website, please try to locate that website by using a search engine. SAGE will endeavour to update inactive or broken links when possible.