Hazel Dicken-Garcia's "Journalist Standards in Nineteenth-Century America"

Hazel Dicken-Garcia's "Journalist Standards in Nineteenth-Century America"

Author: 
Hazel Dicken-Garcia

Hazel Dicken-Garcia explains the relationship between ethics and journalism throughout history.

Book Excerpt: 
". . .Historical analysis of journalistic standards also points up the degree to which discussion of journalistic ethics proceeds from theories. Some underlying assumptions can be ascertained, but explicit larger theories and attention to media role are generally lacking. For example, basic premises underlying today's debate are that journalistic performance needs improvement; that journalism and media can be improved; that improvement in journalistic performance is important for the good of society; and that journalists can learn or be taught to achieve an improved journalism and a better society through moral reasoning. . ."
Year of Publication: 
Wed, 1989-11-15
Rights Information: 
Access to online material.
Book Publisher: 
University of Wisconsin Press