Newsgathering and Privacy: Expanding Ethics Codes to Reflect Change in the Digital Media Age

@article{Whitehouse2010NewsgatheringAP,
  title={Newsgathering and Privacy: Expanding Ethics Codes to Reflect Change in the Digital Media Age},
  author={G. Whitehouse},
  journal={Journal of Mass Media Ethics},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={310 - 327}
}
Media ethics codes concerning privacy must be updated considering the ease with which information now can be gathered from social networks and disseminated widely. Existing codes allow for deception and privacy invasion in cases of overriding public need when no alternate means are available but do not adequately define what constitutes need or alternate means, or weigh in the harm such acts do to the public trust and the profession. Building on the ethics theories of Sissela Bok and Helen… Expand
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