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Title: Ethics in journalism : a case-study of Canadian newspapers and journalists
Author: Russell, Nicholas.
ISNI:       0000 0001 1608 5182
Awarding Body: University of Wales, College of Cardiff,
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 1993
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This dissertation examines ethics In contemporary Canadian journalism. 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 process. 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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Media Literature Mass media Performing arts Philosophy Religion