Journalism, Ethics and Society provides a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of debates within media ethics in relation to the purpose of news and journalism for society. It assesses how the meaning of news and journalism is central to a discourse in ethics and further evaluates the continuing role of liberalism in helping to define both theory and practice. Its timely and topical analysis focuses on two of the most central concepts within media ethics and journalistic practice: the US based Public Journalism 'movement' and European Union media policies. It provides new ways of thinking about media ethics and will be of interest to students and researchers working within the field of media, cultural studies and journalism, as well as scholars of philosophy.
'As the rise of the internet continues to throw huge question marks over the meaning of news and the purposes of journalism in society, David Berry's wide-ranging, reflective study is both timely and thought-provoking.' Richard Keeble, Lincoln University, UK 'A work of first rate scholarship, this thoughtful and provocative book examines the dependencies and contradictions among the press, journalism, news, power, and democracy - in the context of media ethics. Critical and accessible, this book will be widely recognized as a most valuable contribution to the field.' Robert Babe, University of Western Ontario, Canada