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 5: Danger: News Values at Work
Danger: News Values at Work
Just a few months before a small group of suicide bombers brought terror to its public transport system, London hosted one of the largest debates about war, peace and global justice ever held. For three days somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 people, most of them young, from more than 60 countries took part in a ...