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Both Sides of the Story: Communication Ethics in Mediatized Worlds

Eberwein, T. and Porlezza, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-1400-5879 (2016). Both Sides of the Story: Communication Ethics in Mediatized Worlds. Journal of Communication, 66(2), pp. 328-342. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12216

Abstract

Current transformations in the media landscape are challenging contemporary communication and media ethics in at least 2 ways. First, digitization of the media creates new ethical problems that stimulate calls for a redefinition of the norms and values of public communication. Second, new instruments of web-based media observation introduce new possibilities for media (self-)regulation and accountability, thus complementing the initiatives of traditional institutions like press councils. The article retraces those conflicting developments by reference to 2 comparative studies, representing the diverging traditions of conventional communication ethics and media accountability research. In bridging over the conceptual gap between the 2 forms of research, the article develops new perspectives for ethical reflection in the mediatized worlds of the digital age

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in 'Journal of Communication' following peer review. The version of record Eberwein, T. and Porlezza, C. (2016). Both Sides of the Story: Communication Ethics in Mediatized Worlds. Journal of Communication, 66(2), pp. 328-342. is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1111/jcom.12216.
Publisher Keywords: Communication Ethics, Media Ethics, Media Self-Regulation, Media Accountability, Journalism, Online Media, Digitization, Mediatization
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Journalism
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/21466
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