Ethics and the Media: An Introduction

Ethics and the Media

Professor Stephen Ward
Cambridge University Press, 2011

This book is a comprehensive introduction to media ethics and an exploration of how it must change to adapt to today’s media revolution.

Using an ethical framework for the new ‘mixed media’ ethics – taking in the global, interactive media produced by both citizens and professionals – Stephen J. A. Ward discusses the ethical issues which occur in both mainstream and non-mainstream media, from newspapers and broadcast to social media users and bloggers. He re-defines traditional conceptions of journalistic truth-seeking, objectivity and minimizing harm, and examines the responsible use of images in an image-saturated public sphere.