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Good News: Social Ethics and the Press

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Mass media ethics and the classical liberal ideal of the autonomous individual are historically linked and professionally dominant--yet the authors of this work feel this is intrinsically flawed. They show how recent research in philosophy and social science--together with a longer tradition in theological inquiry--insist that community, mutuality, and relationship are fun ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Mar 05, 2010 Kenna rated it liked it
If you believe that the media's purpose is to right social injustices, you'll love Good News: Social Ethics and the Press. If you think the media should support the democratic process by providing people with information, no matter how painful it may be, you probably won't like this book.

The authors review their perceptions of the problems with the classic liberal idea of autonomous press, while focusing on the press's alternative role in community and relationship building. This communitarian e
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