17 Codes and cultures

Philip Dring




The debate about journalism ethics has centred, in the UK, on the feeling that there has been in recent years a decline in the standing and status of the press. There have been various responses to this that have looked at the situation in other countries to consider whether the adoption of alternative standards could improve the situation in Britain. This chapter seeks to draw attention to potential problems with this approach and argues that the development of the ethical framework is often deeply rooted in the journalistic environment of the country concerned and that this might not, necessarily, translate easily to other contexts.

The preface to Andrew Belsey and Ruth Chadwick’s Ethical issues in ...

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