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Journalism as practice : MacIntyre, virtue ethics and the press

Author: Sandra L Borden
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Series: Ashgate studies in applied ethics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Sandra L. Borden analyzes the ethical bind of public-minded journalists using Alasdair MacIntyre's account of a 'practice.' She suggests that MacIntyre's framework helps us to see how journalism is normatively defined by the pursuit of goods appropriate to its purpose - and how money and other 'external' goods threaten that pursuit. Borden argues that developing and promoting the kind of robust group  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra L Borden
ISBN: 9780754660606 0754660605
OCLC Number: 122314173
Description: xiv, 165 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ethics and the commodification of journalism --
Journalism as practice --
The tradition of journalism --
A theory of journalism --
Practice-sustaining virtues --
The practice's role as a moral community --
Professionalism and the practice --
A common cause.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in applied ethics.
Responsibility: Sandra L. Borden.
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Discussing the world where journalism is commodified, this book analyzes the ethical bind of journalists using Alasdair Maclntyre's account of a 'practice'. It suggests that the framework helps us to  Read more...

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