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Media Ethics: Truth Fairness and Objectivity

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta (Author)

This second expanded edition of Media Ethics is aimed at sensitizing aspiring media students to issues faced by working professionals. It offers a theoretical rationale for acting in an ethical manner and provides practical guidelines as well.

Key Features: New chapters on paid news and reality television. Revised chapters on introduction to media ethics, media market, new media, and ethics of advertising. New annexures on the scandal surrounding the News of the World; reality TV show on engineering education; media coverage of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, etc. New case studies on the murder of Father Mario Ross and the flawed placement of advertising.

With its practice-oriented approach, the book would be equally useful to those who are working as journalists and have to frequently confront ethical issues while fulfilling their professional obligations.

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About the author

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta stated his career in journalism in 1977 and is currently director of the School of Convergence, an educational institution. He has worked with Business India, Business World, The Telegraph, India Today, and The Pioneer; been associated with Television Eighteen India Limited (CNBC); is a freelance contributor to various publicatioins, websites, radio and television channels, has anchored for six years a daily interview and discussion programme on CNBC; and, has directed a documentary on India's experience with television Paranjoy lectures on topics close to his heart - like the working of India's policy, the economy, and media - and teaches and trains aspiring media professionals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Media Ethics: Truth Fairness and Objectivity
Format Softcover
Date published: 16.12.2011
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780198070870
length 540p., Index; 23cm.