By Philip Seib

Seib examines the moral matters underlying the risky courting among newshounds and politicians. It offers an within examine how newshounds and applicants do their jobs. From the screening technique information companies use to determine which applicants to hide, to the truth-testing of political advertisements, to the controversies surrounding election evening projections, this paintings articulates the most important moral questions and is helping readers of their look for solutions. As a political communications textual content, Campaigns and sense of right and wrong appears to be like on the many aspects of political journalism: what newshounds want to know prior to masking a crusade; how one can procedure the nature factor; the best way to stay alongside of the frantic speed of a crusade; why crusade advertisements could be lined as information; the attract and hazards of polls, projections, and endorsements; and, the accountability of the click to hide probably the most strong quasi-political institutions--the press itself.

Show description

Read Online or Download Campaigns and Conscience: The Ethics of Political Journalism PDF

Similar business ethics books

A Companion to Genethics

The final touch of the human genome undertaking in 2000 dramatically emphasised the approaching luck of the genetic revolution. the moral and social results of this clinical improvement are sizeable. From human copy to life-extending treatments, from the influence on gender and race to public future health and public defense, there's scarcely part of our lives left unaffected via the impression of the hot genetics.

Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind

Embedding CSR into company tradition demonstrates new frontier for company social accountability is feasible in thought and perform. the main inspiration - discovery management - permits company managers to deal successfully with difficulties, concerns, and cost clashes taking place on the corporation-society interface.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Management: Theoretical Approaches and Best Practices

This ebook highlights the main serious points of variety and their implications for company Social accountability (CSR), reading them in a suite of conceptual and useful contributions from researchers and practitioners alike. specifically the ebook discusses strong and top practices for range administration and analyzes attainable hyperlinks among CSR and variety inside of agencies.

Extra info for Campaigns and Conscience: The Ethics of Political Journalism

Sample text

A recent example of this is the belated and incomplete coverage of America's savings-and-loan (S&L) bailout fiasco. As Howard Kurtz detailed in an article for the Washington Post Magazine: "Most reporters simply did not grasp the magnitude of the mess on their hands. " Journalists, says Kurtz, were too cautious in approaching this story. We were trapped by the conventions of objective journalism, the insistence on quoting experts, when what was needed was some old-fashioned crusading. Conditioned by decades of restraint not to cause panic among depositors, we were afraid to shout fire in a crowded theater.

In the print media, this isn't difficult. The editorial and op ed pages are obviously bastions of opinion, and presumably most readers recognize them as such. Elsewhere in a newspaper or magazine, labels of "analysis," "commentary," "essay," or the like can be used. In the electronic media, labeling also isn't difficult. A tag identifying an opinion report can be superimposed on the television screen, and radio listeners can be told before and after an opinion piece what they're getting. This labeling or other segregation is extremely important.

Richard Nixon's vice president, Spiro Agnew, found his niche in that administration when he delivered several speeches chastising journalists. His speeches found a large, appreciative audience among the "silent majority" at which much Nixonian politicking was targeted. 25 And in the networks' endless pursuit of controversy, we should ask what is the end value—to enlighten or to profit? 26 I do not seek to intimidate the press, the networks or anyone else from speaking out. But the time for blind acceptance of their opinions is past.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 33 votes