Media values: inspired by Bill Porter, founder of the International Communications Forum

Keeble, Richard (2010) Media values: inspired by Bill Porter, founder of the International Communications Forum. Matador. ISBN 9781848765108

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In 1990, Bill Porter set up the International Communications Forum (ICF) as a body to campaign for higher ethical standards in journalism. By his death in April 2009 the ICF had become a major international organisation. Media Values brings together the writings of 27 experienced international journalists and artists to celebrate Bill Porter's life and reflect on the values that he promoted through the ICF. files log1.txt Bernard Margueritte argues that the moral leadership provided by men such as Bill Porter can inspire us all to work for higher standards in the media files log1.txt Fabrice Boule advocates the role of the media in conflict resolution. files log1.txt Alan Channer stresses the role of the theatre as a force for good files log1.txt John B Fairfax traces the impact of proprietors on newspaper history files log1.txt Carol Goar explains how she learned some risks are worth taking files log1.txt Martyn Lewis promotes solution-oriented journalism files log1.txt Rafael Marques de Morais assesses media standards in Angola. files log1.txt Natalya Skvortsova suggests its time for journalists to admit their mistakes files log1.txt Bob Webb argues that all journalists have a duty to challenge racism. One section of Media Values concentrates on the new ethical dilemmas facing journalists in the age of the internet. Magnus Linklater for instance, argues that, while the advent of the internet and 24/7 news operations are changing the face of journalism, there is no reason why the industry should abandon the principles on which it is founded. Other contributors include John Bond, Ma gorzata Bonikowska, John Carlisle, Charles Chasie, Simon Cohen, Gordon Graham, Grigory Gundarin, Henry Heald, Michael Henderson, John Munro, Olga Noskova, Hugh Nowell, Danko Plevnik, Michael Smith, William Stainsby, Faustina Starrett, Tomas Vrba and Hugh Steadman Williams.

Keywords:Ethics, ethical standards, journalism
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (Journalism)
ID Code:4281
Deposited On:21 Mar 2011 16:17

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