The Ethical Journalist discusses a range of ethical questions likely to confront those studying journalism and/or training to become journalists. Building on the reflective and questioning approach of the author’s acclaimed Journalism: Principles and Practice (2004), The Ethical Journalist links theory and practice throughout by examining the views of journalists and academics. It places anecdotal experience within the context of relevant critical study, and scrutinizes academic explanations within the context of practitioner accounts. Informed by original research and the author’s own experience within mainstream and alternative journalism, The Ethical Journalist addresses topics issues such as trust, the public interest, undercover reporting, news values, source relationships, crime reporting, regulation, and the Hutton inquiry.
Chapter 10: Ethical Journalism is Good Journalism
Ethical Journalism is Good Journalism
Respect for truth is the first principle in the international journalists' code reprinted in Appendix 1. There are two key words here. The one that gets most attention is “truth”. What truth might be, how we can identify it, whether it exists, and whether there might be occasions when it is ...