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Conflicted Interests, Contested Terrain: Journalism Ethics Codes Then and Now
Journalism Studies
  • Lee Wilkins, University of Missouri
  • Bonnie Brennen, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
13 p.
Publication Date
8-1-2004
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1080/1461670042000246061
Disciplines
Abstract
By 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.
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Journalism Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3 (August 2004): 297-309. DOI.

Citation Information
Lee 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/