Philosophical Foundations for Global Journalism Ethics

  title={Philosophical Foundations for Global Journalism Ethics},
  author={Stephen Ward},
  journal={Journal of Mass Media Ethics},
  pages={21 - 3}
  • Stephen Ward
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Mass Media Ethics
This article proposes 3 principles and 3 imperatives as the philosophical foundations of a global journalism ethics. The central claim is that the globalization of news media requires a radical rethinking of the principles and standards of journalism ethics, through the adoption of a cosmopolitan attitude. The article explains how and why ethicists should construct a global journalism ethics, using a contractualist approach. It then formulates 3 "claims" or principles: the claims of credibility… 

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