© 2013

Ethics of Media

  • Nick Couldry
  • Mirca Madianou
  • Amit Pinchevski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ethics of Media: An Introduction

    1. Nick Couldry, Mirca Madianou, Amit Pinchevski
      Pages 1-18
  3. Framings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Onora O’Neill
      Pages 21-38
    3. Nick Couldry
      Pages 39-56
    4. Clifford G. Christians, Stephen J. A. Ward
      Pages 72-88
  4. Interfaces

  5. Mediations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Daniel Dayan
      Pages 161-177
    3. Peter Lunt, Joseph Livingstone
      Pages 198-212
  6. Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Angela Phillips
      Pages 255-270

About this book


Ethics of Media reopens the question of media ethics. Taking an exploratory rather than prescriptive approach, an esteemed collection of contributors tackle the diverse areas of moral questioning at work within various broadcasting practices, accommodating the plurality and complexity of present-day ethical challenges posed by the world of media.


Arendt broadcasting complexity culture ethics Framing journalism Levinas media morality philosophy Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Nick Couldry
    • 1
  • Mirca Madianou
    • 2
  • Amit Pinchevski
    • 3
  1. 1.Goldsmiths CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.University of LeicesterUK
  3. 3.The Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

About the editors

Ronald C. Arnett, Duquesne University, USA Roy Brand, Graduate School of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics, UK Clifford G. Christians, University of Illinois, USA Nick Couldry, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Daniel Dayan, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, France Sabina Lovibond, Worcester College, Oxford, UK Joe Livingstone, King's College London, UK Peter Lunt, University of Leicester, UK Mirca Madianou, University of Leicester, UK Onora O'Neill, writer of political philosophy and ethics, UK Amit Pinchevski, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Piotr M. Szpunar, University of Pennsylvania, USA Damian Tambini, London School of Economics, UK Stephen J. A. Ward, George S. Turnbull Center for Journalism, USA Barbie Zelizer, University of Pennsylvania, USA Joanna Zylinska Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Bibliographic information


"Ethics of Media features a wealth of case studies that will appeal to anyone interested in the study of contemporary media praxis. It can pride itself on having brought together some excellent contributions by authors who are acknowledged experts in the field, and offers a discussion of issues that directly relate to the current state of media ecology, including the ethics of blogging, Wikileaks, war reporting and the crisis in press standards. I have little doubt that the book will establish itself as a reference work on media ethics." - Lieve Gies, University of Leicester, UK

"Ethics of Media offers a broad and yet remarkably deep account of what ethics means in the realm of enduring and emerging forms of public and social communication. Empirically rich and normatively provocative, it stands as a corrective to the abundant ambivalence about the prospects for responsible and accountable media." -Theodore L. Glasser, Stanford University, USA

"This collection is a timely series of contributions from a range of philosophers and communications scholars seeking to engage with a set of questions about what it would mean to think of an ethics of media, as distinct from what seems to be the increasingly outdated legalism of 'media ethics'." - Patrick Weir, LSE Review

"Ethics of Media raises compelling questions about media, with plenty of ideas on what the answers might be... the editors did a superb job of mixing issues and views. Questions on ethics are endless, and so are the answers. This book helps sort through the complexities." - Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 2015