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Ethics in Media Communications: Cases and Controversies, 5th Edition

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  • Louis A. Day Louisiana State University
  • ISBN-10: 0534637140  |  ISBN-13: 9780534637149
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 2000, 1997
  • © 2006 | Published
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ETHICS IN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS uses case studies throughout each chapter to explore the principles of media ethics. Accessible writing style and coherency between chapters allow for coverage of advanced topics such as morally offensive content and media and privacy.

Table of Contents

1. Ethics and Moral Development.
2. Ethics and Society.
3. Ethics and Moral Reasoning.
4. Truth and Honesty in Media Communications.
5. The Media and Privacy: A Delicate Balance.
6. Confidentiality and the Public Interest.
7. Conflicts of Interest.
8. Economic Pressures and Social Responsibility.
9. The Media and Antisocial Behavior.
10. Morally Offensive Content: Freedom and Responsibility.
11. Media Content and Juveniles: Special Ethical Concerns.
12. Media Practitioners and Social Justice.
13. Stereotypes in Media Communications.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Louis A. Day

Louis A. Day is an expert in media law and ethics. His background includes experience as a television and radio news reporter, writer, and editor, and two years in public information with the U.S. military. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses at Louisiana State University.