Ethics and Evil in the Public Sphere: Media, Universal Values, and Global Development (Robert S. For
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Title: Ethics and Evil in the Public Sphere
Sub-title: Media, Universal Values, and Global Development
Editor(s): Robert S. Fortner and Mark Fackler
Publish Date: July 2010
|The authors in this book provide share three convictions. First, whatever religious or humanistic foundation we start from, the end result of our communicative efforts should reflect a genuine love for humankind. Second, all human beings, and the social and cultural creations of their hands, reflect values for both good and ill. Those reflecting the best must be encouraged and legitimized, while those that reflect the unfortunate tendencies of people to castigate and condemn the other must be discouraged. And this, communication and culture in all their manifestations are critical in this process. What people say matters. What they do as journalists, broadcasters, filmmakers, advertisers, and teachers, matter even more because professional communicators have access to information and audiences who can be encouraged to do either—ethical behavior or evil.|
The authors have all been inspired by Clifford Christians and his efforts in creating an environments in which communications scholarship where ethical reflections could thrive.
Contents: Foreword, Tom Cooper. Introduction, Robert S. Fortner. THE MEDIA. Introduction, Mark Fackler. iThou: Ethics, Friendship, and the Internet, Stephen Jones and Ishani Mukherjee. Redescribing News: From Spectacular Depictions of Violence to Unspectacular Portrayals of HIV, Jolyon Mitchell. Good News Meets Media Reform and the New New Journalism, Norman Denzin. “Journalism Makes You Kind of Selfless”: Kenya’s Press Code: Media Ethics in Search of a Paradigm, Mark Fackler. The Strange Case of Trust in Journalism, Ian Richards. In Internet’s Way, Raphael Cohen-Almagor. The Ethics of Professional Corruption, Lee Wilkins. UNIVERSAL VALUES. Introduction, Robert S. Fortner. Glimpses through the Window Pane: Perspective on Universal Media, Herman Wasserman and Arnold DeBeer. The Ethical Problem of Nations without a State, Manuel Pares i Maicas. Searching for the Ethnical Norms of Popular Art: Korean Context and Cases, Kuk-Won shin. Genocide as Civic Engagement: When the Public Sphere Turns Evil, Robert S. Fortner. Liberating Freedom from Libertarian Myths, Kaarle Nordenstreng. Agape in the Service of Journalism, David Craig and John Ferré. Ustadh Mahmoud Mohamed Taha and Islamic Reform: A Story in the Exercise of Absolute Individual Freedom, Haydar Sadig. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES. Introduction, Mark Fackler. Chinese Ethics, Media and Global Development, Ying-Chun Hsieh and Cing-Chun Hsieh. Citizen: The Journalist as World Citizen: Problems of Patriotism, Stephen Ward. A Right to Communicate and its Violability, Cees Hamelink. The Sources of Public Morality in African Society, Robert White. The New Media Nation”: Pan-indigenous Movements and Media Empowerment, Valerie Alia. Can We Really Boil a Frog in the International Pot? The Need to Find New Grounds for a Pluralist and Intercultural Ethics for Social Communication, Juan Garcia Luis. RESPONSES. Theories of Morality in Three Dimensions, Clifford G. Christians. To Students, Mark Fackler. Author Index. Subject Index.