Ethics in journalism : a case-study of Canadian newspapers and journalists
This dissertation examines ethics In contemporary Canadian
The research is designed to Identify the nature of ethical
dilemmas in Canadian journalism, to ascertain how decisions are
commonly arrived at, and to suggest ways of refining that decisionmaking
The opening five chapters (Part 1) comprise a survey of
literature on the subject and an overview of Canadian news media,
followed by a summary of value systems applied in Canadian
journalism, including the nature of news and the role of the media.
The 12 central chapters (Parts 2& 3) outline the range of
ethical problems encountered and ways they may be resolved.
The final three chapters (a) examine media accessibility and
accountability, suggesting ways these can be Improved; (b) evaluate
codes of ethics; and (c) summarize the ethical implications of debates
on journalism as a profession and freedom of the press.