The ethical journalist: oxymoron or aspiration?

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dc.contributor.author Joseph, SA
dc.contributor.editor Conway-Herron, J
dc.contributor.editor Costello, M
dc.contributor.editor Hawryluk, L
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:37:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation The Australasian Association of Writing Programs, 2011, pp. 1 - 9
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 âpublic interestâ and âthe publicâs right to knowâ, 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 â except perhaps the individual practitioner â and many codes of ethics and practice in the Western developed nations contain an âout-clauseâ in the name of public interest. This paper seeks to investigate these âout-clausesâ, 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.
dc.format Helen Guan
dc.publisher The Australasian Association of Writing Programs
dc.subject Ethical codes, Public interest, The public's right to know, Moral practice
dc.subject Ethical codes; Public interest; The public's right to know; Moral practice
dc.title The ethical journalist: oxymoron or aspiration?
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent The Australasian Association of Writing Programs
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Southern Cross University en_US
dc.publocation Southern Cross University
dc.publocation Southern Cross University
dc.publocation Southern Cross University
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.conference ETHICAL IMAGINATIONS: WRITING WORLDS. Ethical concerns and their implications in literature and writing
dc.conference ETHICAL IMAGINATIONS: WRITING WORLDS. Ethical concerns and their implications in literature and writing
dc.conference ETHICAL IMAGINATIONS: WRITING WORLDS. Ethical concerns and their implications in literature and writing
dc.for 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing
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.date.activity 2011-11-23
dc.date.activity 2011-11-23
dc.date.activity 2011-11-23
dc.location.activity Byron Bay, NSW, Australia en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000245415800002
dc.location.activity Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
dc.location.activity Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
dc.location.activity Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
dc.description.keywords Ethical codes; Public interest; The public's right to know; Moral practice en_US
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dc.description.keywords Moral practice
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dc.description.keywords Ethical codes
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dc.description.keywords The public's right to know
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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