Stephen Ward argues that present media practices are narrowly based within the borders of single country and thus unable to successfully inform the public about a globalized world. Presenting an ethical framework for work in multimedia, the author extends John Rawl's theories of justice and the human good to redefine the aims for which journalism should strive and then applies this new foundation to issues such as the roles of patriotism and objectivity in journalism. An innovative argument that presents a necessary corrective to contemporary media practices, Global Journalism Ethics is a theoretically rich study for journalists on the air, in print, and on the internet.
Stephen J. A. Ward is James E. Burgess Professor of Journalism Ethics in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of The Invention of Journalism Ethics.
Introduction: The Importance of Philosophy SECTION ONE ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS 1 The Ethical Sphere; 2 Reflective Engagement; 3 Ethical Flourishing SECTION TWO GLOBAL JOURNALISM ETHICS 4 Global Journalism Ethics; 5 Global Democratic Journalism; 6 Patriotism and Global Ethics Notes; Bibliography; Index