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Visual Ethics

Book Description

Visual Ethics addresses the need for critical thinking and ethical behavior among professionals responsible for visual messages in photography and photojournalism, film, and digital media. From the author of Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach, published more than 20 years ago, this book goes beyond photojournalism ethics. It discusses crucial contemporary concerns, including persuasion, stereotyping, global perspectives, graphic design decisions, multimedia production, social media, and more. Written for an ever-growing discipline, author Paul Martin Lester gives serious ethical consideration to the complex field of visual communication.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface: Welcome to Your Personal Ethical Journey
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. 1. Ethical Issues and Analytical Procedures
    1. What is Ethics?
    2. Five Areas of Ethical Concern
    3. The Systematic Ethical Analysis (SEA)
    4. The Ten-Step SEA
    5. SEA Analysis by Nikky Farinas
    6. Annotated Sources
  10. 2. Visual Reporting
    1. Victims of Violence
    2. Rights to Privacy
    3. Subject and Image Manipulations
    4. Case Studies
    5. Annotated Sources
  11. 3. Documentary and Advocacy
    1. Journalism Values
    2. The Myth of Objectivity
    3. Case Studies
    4. Annotated Sources
  12. 4. Citizen Journalism
    1. Awards Signify Credibility
    2. Professionalism Typifies Credibility
    3. Case Studies
    4. Annotated Sources
  13. 5. Advertising and Public Relations
    1. Values Exemplified: The TARES Test
    2. Advertising Stereotypes
    3. Public Relations Manipulations
    4. Back to TARES
    5. Case Studies
    6. Annotated Sources
  14. 6. Typography and Graphic Design
    1. Johannes Gutenberg and the Birth of Typography
    2. Inspiration vs. Appropriation
    3. Balancing Loyalties
    4. Case Studies
    5. Annotated Sources
  15. 7. Informational Graphics and Cartoons
    1. Ethics and Infographics
    2. Ethics and Cartoons
    3. Case Studies
    4. Annotated Sources
  16. 8. Screened Media
    1. Size Matters
    2. Case Studies
    3. Annotated Sources
  17. 9. Mixed and Virtual Reality
    1. The Future of News
    2. Ethical Considerations
    3. Case Studies
    4. Annotated Sources
  18. 10. Social Media
    1. The Web and Social Revolution
    2. The Rise of Fake News
    3. Concerns with Public Commentary
    4. Case Studies
    5. Annotated Sources
  19. 11. Editing Challenges
    1. Why End with Editing
    2. The Ethics of Image Selection
    3. Case Studies
    4. Annotated Sources
  20. Conclusion: Let Empathy Be Your Guide
  21. Appendix A: Interviews with Professionals
  22. Appendix B: The 10-Step Systematic Ethical Analysis
  23. Appendix C: Case Studies Using the Ten-Step SEA
  24. Index