Title

Conflicted Interests, Contested Terrain: Journalism Ethics Codes Then and Now

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

13 p.

Publication Date

8-2004

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Journalism Studies

Source ISSN

1461-670X

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/1461670042000246061

Abstract

By analyzing ethics codes, a professional statement of what constitutes good work, this essay links codes to a theory of culture and history. It considers two early journalism ethics codes and assesses the latest New York Times code in the light of philosophical theory. The paper suggests that professional tensions outlined in Good Work are reified in the Times code—and that history and culture may be less supportive of a positive outcome of this struggle over values than the insights of psychology might suggest.

Comments

Journalism Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3 (August 2004): 297-309. DOI.