Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies poses urgent questions about journalism ethics and offers candid answers. As the title suggests, the authors-some of the nation's leading journalism scholars-investigate popular movies to illustrate the kind of ethical dilemmas journalists encounter on the job, resulting in a student-friendly book sure to spark interest and stimulate thinking. At a time when experts and the public alike worry that journalism has lost its way, here's a book that can provide much-needed, accessible guidance.
Howard Good is professor of journalism at SUNY New Paltz. He has written eleven books on the portrayal of journalists, including Acquainted With the Night and Outcasts, and he is also the author of a series of books on public education.
Chapter 1 How to Use This Book Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 Responsible Journalistic Inquiry: The Paper Chapter 4 2 Fabrication in Journalism: Shattered Glass Chapter 5 3 Political Manipulation of the Media: Wag the Dog Chapter 6 4 What Is Good Work?: Absence of Malice Chapter 7 5 Deception and Undercover Journalism: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Mr. Deeds Chapter 8 6 Covering Sports: The Pride of the Yankees Chapter 9 7 When Journalists Are First Responders: Die Hard Chapter 10 8 Style Over Substance: Broadcast News Chapter 11 9 Ethics in Black and White: Goodnight, and Good Luck Chapter 12 10 Crime Reporting: Veronica Guerin Chapter 13 11 The Utopian Nature of Journalistic Truth: The Year of Living Dangerously Chapter 14 12 Journalism and the Victims of War: Welcome to Sarajevo Chapter 15 Afterword: Left Hanging Chapter 16 Discussion Questions Chapter 17 For Further Reading Chapter 18 Selected Journalism Movies for Further Viewing Chapter 19 Class Projects for Instructors