Towards an Open Ethics: Implications of New Media Platforms for Global Ethics Discourse

  title={Towards an Open Ethics: Implications of New Media Platforms for Global Ethics Discourse},
  author={Stephen Ward and Herman Wasserman},
  journal={Journal of Mass Media Ethics},
  pages={275 - 292}
This article provides an international perspective on how new media technologies are shifting the parameters of debates about journalism ethics. It argues that new, mixed media help create an “open media ethics” and offers an exploration of how these developments encourage a transition from a closed professional ethics to an ethics that is the concern of all citizens. The relation between an open media ethics and the idea of a global fifth estate, facilitated by global online media, is explored… 
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