Ethical Conduct in Journalism Research Paper by Peter

Ethical Conduct in Journalism
A discussion on the ethics, normative and otherwise, involved in the journalism profession.
# 68409 | 3,303 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2006 | ZA
Published by on Aug 17, 2006 in Communication (Journalism) , Ethics (General)

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This paper deals with four theoretical ethical frameworks that are discussed as well as an argument involving the best choice of theory, normative ethics or legislature that would allow for the best ethical conduct by journalists. The second part of the paper focuses on the role of codes of conduct for journalists and the influence these codes have on the journalism profession.

Concepts and Considerations
Codes of Conduct
Ethical Theories
Christian Ethics
The Golden Rule
Ethical Realism
Ethical Theories in Journalism
Case Study
Christian Ethics
Ethical Realism
Codes of Conduct
South African Codes of Conduct
Broadcasting Codes
Press Code of Professional Practice
Sources Consulted

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"The international spread of Christianity can be seen as a revolution in ethics, as it introduced a religious idea of good into Western thought. In the Christian view all people are dependent on God and they cannot achieve true goodness by any other means other then with the help of God's grace (Oosthuizen, 2002). The ultimate example for Christian ethics is Christ. His obedience to the Father's will is seen as the starting point for all ethical development (Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor). Jesus Christ is the absolute, unqualified norm of all ethical actions, meaning that he is the unique archetype of divine love and the response to it."

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