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Virtue in media : the moral psychology of excellence in news and public relations

Author: Patrick Lee Plaisance
Publisher: Milton Park, Abington, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book establishes a profile of virtue in professional media practice by examining the experiences, perspectives, moral stances and demographic data of two dozen selected exemplars in journalism and public relations. It is based on both extensive personal "life story" interviews conducted with the exemplars between April 2010 and September 2012, and also survey data that assessed the exemplars' personality  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Lee Plaisance
ISBN: 9780415707435 0415707439 9780415707442 0415707447
OCLC Number: 853494421
Description: xiii, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Moral psychology: the grand convergence : Overview of moral psychology ; Psychology, reasoning and moral exemplars ; Moral reasoning, harm and culture ; Moral judgment and brain science ; Merging facts and values: Philippa Foot ; Our emotions drive our reasons: Jonathan Haidt ; Debates in the field ; Reason and emotion in moral judgments ; Implications for education and pedagogy ; Application to media ethics --
Design of an exemplar study : Selections of exemplars ; The interview ; The survey Combining qualitative and quantitative data --
A profile of media exemplars by the numbers : Personality traits ; Ethical ideologies ; Moral reasoning ; Workplace climate ; An emerging profile --
Patterns that point to virtue : Key links in the data ; Key links in narrative themes --
Professionalism and public service : A day job with "moral implications" ; Media as professionalized practice ; Embracing the common good ; Driven by a sense of "the public" ; Public service as a virtue in media --
Moral courage : Understanding the concept of courage ; Media exemplars: standing on principle ; Moments of courage in media: some pivotal stories ; Moral courage as a virtue in media --
Humility and hubris : Humility in moral psychology ; Humility among media exemplars ; Hubris in moral psychology ; Hubris among media exemplars ; Humility as a virtue in media --
Crucibles of experience : "Crucibles in exemplars' life stories ; Adversarial growth and resilience ; Hardiness ; Motivation and flow ; Crucible experiences and virtue in media --
Conclusion : Lessons for media ethics theory : Virtue ethics and media practice ; Future media ethics research --
Appendix A. The life story interview : Life chapters ; Key scenes in the life story ; Future scripts ; Challenges ; Personal ideology ; Life theme ; Reflection --
Appendix B. Moral agency in media: a study of professional exemplars : Personal traits ; Workplace climate ; Ethical ideologies ; Moral reasoning ; Demographic data.
Responsibility: Patrick Lee Plaisance.

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"This book establishes a profile of virtue in professional media practice by examining the experiences, perspectives, moral stances and demographic data of two dozen selected exemplars in journalism and public relations. It is based on both extensive personal "life story" interviews conducted with the exemplars between April 2010 and September 2012, and also survey data that assessed the exemplars' personality traits, ethical ideologies, moral reasoning skills and perceived workplace climate. The chosen exemplars span the United States and include Pulitzer Prize winners and trendsetting PR corporate executives, rising stars and established veterans"--

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