A Guide For Professional Conduct
Closely organized around the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics the news industrys widely accepted gold standard of journalism principles this updated edition uses real-life case studies to demonstrate how students and professionals in journalism and other communication disciplines identify and reason through ethical dilemmas.
Providing a new template for analyzing moral predicaments, this study features a wide selection of case studies including several new additions that offer examples of thoughtful and principled decision-making. Cases where regrettable outcomes have taught important lessons also are included. Examining the similarities and differences between media law and media ethics, this revised edition includes case studies on:
Accuracy and Fairness
Conflicts of Interest
Accountability and Transparency
Designed to be useful across numerous media and modes of communication, this is a lively, succinct and accessible discussion of how to arrive at and uphold moral standards of truth and fairness.
Fred Brown is a former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and an active member of its ethics committee. He served on the committee that wrote both the Societys previous (1996) and current (2014) codes of ethics. Brown officially retired from The Denver Post in early 2002 and now teaches media ethics at the University of Denver. He is an Honor Alumnus of Colorado State University, a recipient of SPJs Wells Key, a member of the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame, and serves on the boards of directors of Colorado Public Radio, the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation. He lives in Aurora, Colorado.