Ethics and Media Culture






The debate concerning the discourse on media ethics has intensified in the UK in recent times due mainly to a perception that there has been a qualitative drop in standards in journalist and media practices. The role of practitioners has taken centre-stage as concerns grow over what constitutes ethical and socially acceptable practice and behaviour, by the public, practitioners and intellectuals. The discursive relationship between the production and consumption of information is central to the debate regarding moral conduct particularly in light of the commercialisation of the media. Considering that media institutions operate in a climate of intense competition the ‘value’ of information and ...

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