The ethical journalist: oxymoron or aspiration?

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dc.contributor.author Joseph, Sue en_US
dc.contributor.editor Conway-Herron, J; Costello, M; Hawryluk, L en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:37:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:37:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011003581 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Joseph Sue 2011, 'The ethical journalist: oxymoron or aspiration?', , The Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Southern Cross University, , pp. 1-9. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-9807573-0 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19421
dc.description.abstract Year after year, Australian newspaper journalism cannot seem to make it out of the bottom four of the thirty most distrusted professions, pipped only by car salesmen, advertisers and estate agents. Taking an historical perspective of a??public interesta?? and a??the publica??s right to knowa??, this paper will attempt to evaluate the distinction and gravity of both tenets, focussing on why they can have the effect of diluting ethical codes, if misused. The quasi-professional nature of journalism practice lends itself to ethical codes rather than legislative regulation. Accordingly these codes are largely accountable to no one a?? except perhaps the individual practitioner a?? and many codes of ethics and practice in the Western developed nations contain an a??out-clausea?? in the name of public interest. This paper seeks to investigate these a??out-clausesa??, and discuss the oft-quoted allegation that these clauses place journalists above the law. In light of this, I will conclude that in a tertiary setting, and ideally in a professional setting, what must be emphasised side by side with an ethical practice is an individual moral practice, all too often separated philosophically within the professional and industrial spheres. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher The Australasian Association of Writing Programs en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.aawp.org.au/the_ethical_imaginations_writing_worlds_papers en_US
dc.title The ethical journalist: oxymoron or aspiration? en_US
dc.parent The Australasian Association of Writing Programs en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Southern Cross University en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 9 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Journalism, Information & Media Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190300 en_US
dc.personcode 970675 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Journalism and Professional Writing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom ETHICAL IMAGINATIONS: WRITING WORLDS. Ethical concerns and their implications in literature and writing en_US
dc.date.activity 20111123 en_US
dc.location.activity Byron Bay, NSW, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords Ethical codes; Public interest; The public's right to know; Moral practice en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 970675 en_US


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