Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Politics of War ReportingAuthority, Authenticity and Morality$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tim Markham

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719085284

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719085284.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use (for details see http://www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 January 2018

Journalistic ethics and moral authority: being right, knowing better

Journalistic ethics and moral authority: being right, knowing better

Chapter:
(p.94) 5 Journalistic ethics and moral authority: being right, knowing better
Source:
The Politics of War Reporting
Author(s):

Tim Markham

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085284.003.0005

This chapter investigates some of the broader themes that emerge from the interviews, in particular the question of morality and moral authority. In particular, it draws how ethics and morality come to have practical durability and what it tells about authority in war reporting and the field of cultural production generally. Journalistic ethics decreases to the strategic effects of individuals and institutions enacting certain ethics, and the implications of particular ethics achieving effective universality as the dominant principles of differentiation in the journalistic field. The most commonly evoked moral principles in the interviews were selflessness, giving voice, bearing witness, public service and holding power to account. The common theme in disavowals of morality is that acting ‘properly’ in a field is simply a matter of common sense or professionalism. It is noted that morality plays a dual function in war reporting.

Keywords:   morality, moral authority, journalistic ethics, interviews, moral principles, war reporting, selflessness, giving voice, bearing witness, public service

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.