An Ethics of News: A Reporter's Search for Truth

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Georgetown University Press, 1989 - Business & Economics - 156 pages
In this book, Pippert examines the basics of media ethics, using his 30-year experience with United Press International. The first part of the book discusses truth and its implications; the ethical issues confronting the press, such as confidentiality of source, biased reporting and disinformation; the importance of context and perspective; and the power of the press. Part II consists of the stories the author covered and the ethical problems he encountered. These stories and cases include presidential campaigns, the White House, Congress and the Middle East. ISBN 0-87840-469-4: $22.95.

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Truth and Untruth
3
Barriers to Truth
15
Context and Perspective
29
Copyright

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