Ethics Across Media Platforms
G. Christians Award for Research in Media Ethics.
Will you be held accountable for requiring
students to participate in a virtual world if they become the target of
online harassers? — The Chronicle of
Michael Bugeja, director of the Greenlee
School of Journalism and Communication, says,
"If you want enlightened
conversations on your site, people have to use their real names," he
says, adding that news sites also should clearly differentiate comments
from stories — USA Today
click here for
Living Ethics re-titles and updates
with more than
100 new sources and excerpts an ethics book from more than a decade
prose is straightforward—no arcane definitions or philosophical
here—and the advice for students appears wise —
Loren Ghiglione, Northwestern University, in Journalism & Mass Communication
book puts communication ethics
on a new order of magnitude. Living
Ethics is destined to become a
classic in the tradition of Norbert Wiener's Cybernetics, Jacques Ellul's Propaganda, and Jean Baudrillard's Simulations. Brilliant in content
spectacular in research, a master teacher and public intellectual are
here. Establishing ethics discourse across media platforms is
exactly what the field needs in a technological age and we'll never be
think about ethics in static terms again. With formalism
relativism simplistic, Living Ethics
is an ingenious alternative"—Clifford
G. Christians, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
is an important book—a
comprehensive look at media ethics, drawing on vital and pervasive
concepts, and blessedly relevant to multiple media venues, not simply
publishing, electronic media or digital media. Big ideas about
responsibility, fairness, bias, temptation are connected to specific
examples, some powerful, some homely, but all useful. This is at once a
treatise for serious readers and a text for students and professionals
in a world where convergence is not only conceptual, but also part of
the lives of people who work across platforms too. A very useful
contribution to the literature, building on and greatly amplifying an
Dennis, Distinguished Professor, Fordham University
full of wisdom and insight, featuring both the philosophical
foundations that underpin ethics and real-life examples about how to
apply ethics in our morally converged world. Talk about relevant!
Rather than hypotheticals, the book is filled with real stories about
plagiarism, graphic video, satire, sexual harassment, photojournalism,
and direct quotes. It's the best ethics book in communications" — Paul
Dean, Elon University
click here for more reviews
In a seamlessly
wired world of television, computers and BlackBerrys, where does
ethics fit in? To address that question, Living
Ethics calls for a moral convergence to
complement the technological one. Identifying principles that apply
across platforms, journalist Michael Bugeja has created a
well-researched work that avoids the prescriptive language used by many
texts; instead, he encourages critical thinking through examples that
build, test and enhance readers' value systems.
While many ethics texts focus almost exclusively on news ethics, Living Ethics emphasizes unifying
principles that collapse and transcend the boundaries of a wide variety
of media sources—including newspapers,
magazines, radio, television,
public relations, photojournalism, advertising, and other forms of
traditional and online mass communication. As readers will discover,
the circumstances of ethical issues may vary, but the moral processes
used to resolve them are basically the same.
Leading ethicists and
journalism educators have praised the work, which won the Clifford G.
Christians Award for Research in Media Ethics in 2009.
Resolutely practical, Living Ethics is written in a
clear and cogent style that helps readers:
principles from historical, philosophical and political perspectives.
the utility of principles that engage audiences and clients while
respecting the diverse cultures in an increasingly global media
moral convergence through the eyes of more than 100 practitioners at
major newsrooms, agencies, and organizations.
ethical issues visually through more than 20 photos and illustrations.
a set of principles to guide their careers across a multitude of
Bugeja, an award-winning educator and author, is a practicing
whose work appears regularly in The
Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, The Quill and Editor & Publisher. A
distinguished ethicist and new media scholar, his views on standards
and technology are cited in
such outlets as USA Today, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, International Herald Tribune, The Guardian
and other international media.
Living Ethics Across Media
Platforms combines his scholarship in ethics and research in
new media with
his journalistic prowess and practical methods, making this book a
standout edition for students and practitioners alike.