The reputation of journalists is continually being questioned. Nearly every public opinion poll shows that people have lost respect for journalists and lost faith in the news media. In this fully updated and expanded 6th edition of
Ethics in Journalism, author Ron F. Smith provides a highly readable introduction to journalism ethics, and offers solutions for the many ethical dilemmas facing journalists today.
Utilizes dozens of new case studies, mostly taken from everyday experiences of reporters at both large and smaller newspapers and TV stationsExplores the practical ethical issues involved in developing sources, coming to terms with objectivity, and bringing compassion to the pressures of journalismConsiders the impact of blogs and the internet on traditional values of journalismCompares journalistic practices across different free societies