Nicholas Daniloff (1934- ), William M. Fowler (1944- )
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department or Academic Unit
College of Arts and Sciences. School of Journalism.
Journalism, Ethics, Plagiarism
Ethics codes promulgated by media companies and organizations in the United States have shifted emphasis. From the early ideals about the public's right to know, the pursuit of truth, and protection of subjects' privacy, they have increasingly focused, explicitly or not, on the protection and promotion of companies' (and in some cases, union workers') economic interests. Looking at the Code of Conduct of The New York Times, specifically, through the prism of the missteps of reporters Jayson Blair and Judith Miller, I conclude the Times' primary consideration has been its own interest and not ideals such as ethics or truth. Finally, I examine some suggestions for improving journalism ethics, at the Times and across journalism.
James A Chiavelli II
Chiavelli II, James A., "All the ethics that's fit: Jayson Blair, Judith Miller and the ethical culture at The New York Times" (2009). Journalism Master's Theses. Paper 2. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000001
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