The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics

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Robert S. Fortner, P. Mark Fackler
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 21, 2011 - Social Science - 1040 pages
This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. Both theoretical and practical, this important volume will raise the ethical bar for both scholars and practitioners in the world of global communication and media.
  • Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011
  • Brings together leading international scholars to consider ethical issues raised by globalization, the practice of journalism, popular culture, and media activities
  • Examines important themes in communication ethics, including feminism, ideology, social responsibility, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, development, and "glocalism", among many others
  • Contains case studies on reporting, censorship, responsibility, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt throughout many countries and regions worldwide
  • Contributions by Islamic scholars discuss various facets of that religion's engagement with the public sphere, and others who deal with some of the religious and cultural factors that bedevil efforts to understand our world

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Notes on Contributors
Ethical Anxieties in the Global Public Sphere
Global Communication and Cultural
Islam and Global Communication
Glocal Media Ethics
Feminist Ethics and Global Media
Ancient Roots and Contemporary Challenges
Understanding Bollywood
Bollywoods Language of Love
Peace Communication in Sudan
Collective Guilt as a Response to Evil
Journalists as Witnesses to Violence
Reporting on Religious Authority Complicit with
The Ethics of Representation and the Internet

New Media and an Old Problem
Shifting Standards
The Dilemma of Trust
Public Sphere
Universalism versus Communitarianism in Media
Responsibility of Net Users
Media Ethics and International Organizations
Making the Case for What Can and Should
Disenfranchised and Disempowered
Questioning Journalism Ethics in the Global
Avid Coverage of Implementation
Authors Authority Ownership and Ethics
Ethical Implications of Blogging
Types of Blogging and Their Ethical Implications
Ethics and International Propaganda
Exercising Virtual Global Trespassing
Crusaders Global Internet Use by the Militant Islamic Extremist
Taliban and ICTs
Anarchical Media Risks to the Taliban and the Public
The Ethics of a Very Public Sphere
Implications for the Soundscape and Public Sphere

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Robert S. Fortner is the Executive Director of the International Center for Media Studies (ICMS). He has published essays, papers and research reports for various scholarly and professional organizations, and has completed research for the Voice of America, the BBC World Service, Deutsche Welle, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Central Intelligence Agency.

P. Mark Fackler is Professor of Communications Studies at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is co-author of Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning 8e (2008) and Good News: Social Ethics and the Press (1993), among other works.

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