Conflicted Interests, Contested Terrain: Journalism Ethics Codes Then and NowJournalism Studies
Format of Original13 p.
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Original Item IDdoi: 10.1080/1461670042000246061
AbstractBy analyzing ethics codes, a professional statement of what constitutes good work, this essay links codes to a theory of culture and history. It considers two early journalism ethics codes and assesses the latest New York Times code in the light of philosophical theory. The paper suggests that professional tensions outlined in Good Work are reified in the Times code—and that history and culture may be less supportive of a positive outcome of this struggle over values than the insights of psychology might suggest.
Citation InformationLee Wilkins and Bonnie Brennen. "Conflicted Interests, Contested Terrain: Journalism Ethics Codes Then and Now" Journalism Studies (2004) ISSN: 1461-670X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bonnie_brennen/48/