This volume provides a comprehensive discussion of enduring and emerging challenges to ethical journalism worldwide.

The collection highlights journalism practice that makes a positive contribution to people’s lives, investigates the link between institutional power and ethical practices in journalism, and explores the relationship between ethical standards and journalistic practice. Chapters in the volume represent three key commitments: (1) ensuring practice informed by theory, (2) providing professional guidance to journalists, and (3) offering an expanded worldview that examines journalism ethics beyond traditional boundaries and borders. With input from over 60 expert contributors, it offers a global perspective on journalism ethics and embraces ideas from well-known and emerging journalism scholars and practitioners from around the world.

The Routledge Companion to Journalism Ethics serves as a one-stop shop for journalism ethics scholars and students as well as industry practitioners and experts.

Chapter 45 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

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ByLada Trifonova Price, Karen Sanders, Wendy N. Wyatt

part Section 1|138 pages

The development of journalism ethics and perspectives from around the world

chapter 1|9 pages

Why ethics still matters

ByKaren Sanders

chapter 2|10 pages

From parochial to global

The turbulent history of journalism ethics
ByStephen J. A. Ward

chapter 3|8 pages

From journalism ethics to communication ethics

ByPieter J. Fourie

chapter 4|9 pages

Becoming Junzi

A Confucian approach to journalism ethics
ByYayu Feng

chapter 5|8 pages

Journalism culture and ethical ideology

ByThomas Hanitzsch

chapter 6|9 pages

Revisiting the requirements of Hutchins

Context and coverage in the post-George Floyd world
ByScott Libin

chapter 7|7 pages

Treating “local” journalists ethically

International news organizations and global media ethics
ByLindsay Palmer

chapter 8|8 pages

The case for global media ethics

ByHerman Wasserman

chapter 9|8 pages

Slow journalism as ethical journalism?

ByTony Harcup

chapter 10|8 pages

An Islamic perspective on media ethics

Revisiting Western journalism ethics
BySaadia Izzeldin Malik

chapter 11|8 pages

I am because we are

A relational approach to journalism
ByLeyla Tavernaro-Haidarian

chapter 12|9 pages

Journalism ethics and practice in enclave societies

ByNakhi Mishol-Shauli, Oren Golan

chapter 13|8 pages

“Tell China's story well”

Ethical orientations of Chinese journalists in international reporting
ByTianbo Xu, Minyao Tang

chapter 14|7 pages

Formal freedom but tacit control

Journalism in Japan
ByShinji Oi, Shinsuke Sako, Masaki Naka

chapter 15|8 pages

Ethical choices in Brazilian journalism

Corruption, investigation, and community media
ByRaquel Paiva, Alexandre Enrique Leitão

chapter 16|12 pages

Visual ethics

A matter of survival
ByJulianne H. Newton

part Section 2|153 pages

Enduring issues in journalism ethics

part Part I|88 pages

Broad issues

chapter 17|8 pages

The ethics of privacy and the public interest

From principle to application
ByFranz Krüger

chapter 18|9 pages

Exploring key principles

Neutrality, balance, objectivity, and truth
ByRichard Thomas

chapter 19|9 pages

Professional autonomy in an age of corporate interests

ByAngela Phillips

chapter 20|9 pages

The ethics of transparency

ByStephanie Craft, Tim P. Vos

chapter 21|8 pages

Journalism ethics and political satire

ByChad Painter

chapter 22|9 pages

“Ventriloquists' dummies” or truth bringers?

The journalist's role in giving whistle-blowers a voice
ByPaul Lashmar

chapter 23|9 pages

Ethical approaches to reporting death and trauma affecting ordinary people

ByJackie Newton, Sallyanne Duncan

chapter 24|8 pages

Islam in the news

A model for transformation
ByJacqui Ewart, Kate O’Donnell

chapter 25|9 pages

Ethics and reporting on religion

From public interest to public good
ByVerica Rupar

chapter 26|8 pages

Representing women

Challenges for the UK media and beyond
BySuzanne Franks, Katie Toms

part Part II|63 pages

Case studies on day-to-day practices

chapter 27|8 pages

The ethics of reporting rape in India

A case study
BySomava Pande

chapter 28|9 pages

Suicide news items and the pornographization of death

A Turkish case study
ByElif Korap Özel, Şadiye Deniz

chapter 30|10 pages

Echo chamber journalism

Migration reporting in Hungary
ByPéter Bajomi-Lázár

chapter 31|7 pages

Beyond the ethics of objectivity

Covering the refugee crisis in Slovenia
ByDejan Jontes

chapter 32|9 pages

Media capture in Central and Eastern Europe

The corrosive impact on democracy and desecration of journalistic ethics
ByWilliam Horsley

chapter 33|9 pages

Mapping ethical dilemmas for sports journalism

An overview of the Spanish landscape
ByJosé Luis Rojas-Torrijos, Xavier Ramon-Vegas

part Section 3|117 pages

Emerging issues in journalism ethics

chapter 34|9 pages

Ethical issues in data journalism

ByBastiaan Vanacker

chapter 36|9 pages

Journalists' use of UGC and automated content

Ethical issues
ByRamón Salaverría

chapter 37|9 pages

Algorithmic news

Ethical implications of bias in artificial intelligence in journalism
ByKathleen Bartzen Culver, Xerxes Minocher

chapter 38|9 pages

The moral mandate of virtual reality journalism

ByJohn V. Pavlik

chapter 39|8 pages

Clickbait and banal news

ByDavid Harte

chapter 40|8 pages

“Breaking News”

Sourcing, online newsgathering, and verification
ByDavid A. Craig

chapter 41|9 pages

The case for using informed consent in journalism

ByBruce Gillespie

chapter 42|9 pages

Ethical implications of the right to be forgotten

ByAna Azurmendi

chapter 43|10 pages

The influence of fake news

Rebuilding public trust in journalism
ByKati Tusinski Berg

chapter 44|9 pages

Native advertising and the negotiation of autonomy, transparency, and deception

ByRaul Ferrer-Conill, Michael Karlsson, Elizabeth Van Couvering

chapter 45|8 pages

Journalism ethics and its participatory turn

ByTobias Eberwein
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chapter 46|9 pages

Facebook and the boundaries of professional journalism

ByBrett G. Johnson, Kimberly Kelling

part Section 4|96 pages

Standard setting

chapter 47|8 pages

Press self-regulation in an international context

BySusanne Fengler

chapter 48|8 pages

Journalism codes of conduct and ethics as a form of media governance

ByKatharine Sarikakis, Lisa Winter

chapter 49|8 pages

Responsible freedom

The democratic challenge of regulating online media
ByJessica Heesen

chapter 51|9 pages

Organizational ethics

Theories and evidence of the influence of organizations on news content and the ethics of individual journalists
ByRenita Coleman, Hussain Alkhafaji

chapter 52|8 pages

Where accountability is insufficient, bad journalism thrives

The case of the United Kingdom press
ByBrian Cathcart

chapter 53|9 pages

Media accountability and complaint handling in Spain

ByDolors Palau-Sampio

chapter 54|9 pages

Reminders of responsibility

Journalism ethics codes in Western Europe
ByEpp Lauk

chapter 55|9 pages

Masters in their own house

Media self-regulation as a safeguard for press freedom
BySvein Brurås

chapter 56|8 pages

Ethics codes in post-communist countries

The case of Bulgaria and Romania
ByLada Trifonova Price