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Virtue Ethics
Virtue ethics

In Chapter one I argued that the practice of journalism necessarily involves thinking about ethics. In this chapter I will outline an approach to ethical thinking which I believe is helpful and right. Before I do this, I would like to address two issues: first, why is journalism, like medical and legal practice, an area where questions about values and principles constantly arise? And second, how is ethical practice thought about by those working in the media?

The Temptations That Journalists are Heir to
Journalism and the Market

Journalism is big business and Britain has one of the most competitive news markets in the world. According to the Labour government's White Paper, A New Future for Communications (2000), the communications industry is growing at a ...

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