Journalism's ethical progression : a twentieth-century journey /

"Using case studies and historical analysis, this book traces changes in ways that journalists understood their ethical responsibilities during the pre-internet twentieth century. Each chapter in this book explores a historical development in the evolution of journalists' perceptions of th...

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Other Authors: Mellinger, Gwyneth (Editor), Ferré, John P. (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2020]
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements - Introduction: Journalism's ethical progression - 1. The progressive era's social awakening and the soul of the news - 2. A "failure to take itself seriously": the canons of journalism and the model of inaction - 3. The Lippmann-Dewey "debate": roles and responsibilities of journalists in a democratic society - 4. Francis Biddle and the Jennings case in 1934-1935: a labor union, the First Amendment, and government oversight - 5. Dorothy Day and The Catholic Worker's legacy of pacifism - 6. War correspondents, women's interests, and World War II - 7. Conflicts of interest in journalism: debating a post-Hutchins ethical self-consciousness - 8. Ethical duty and the right to know: Sam Regan's crusades to provide the public with access to information - 9. "Blackening up journalism": an ethical imperative for newsroom diversity - Conclusion: Journalism ethics now and then - Index - About the contributors.