ISBN 9789785991086
Pages 388
Dimensions 203x127 mm
Published 2020
Format Paperback

Issues in Media Ethics

by Juan Manuel Elegido

This book is primarily intended as a textbook for university students. Its main aim is to help students become better and more ethical professionals by discussing in depth the main ethical challenges that arise in the media professions. The material offered is grounded in the rich international literature on the subjects it addresses, but at the same time it builds on the experience of Nigerian and other African professionals in order to address the concrete issues which they have to face. The book covers both the ethical issues posed by the information media (both traditional and online) as well as the issues posed by other communication channels and products such as filmed fiction, animated films, documentaries, games, radio, TV and cable. Within the limits imposed by the introductory character of the book, the author does not fail to address the more difficult issues in the field of media ethics. Therefore, the interested reader will find serious (though brief and simple) discussions of more challenging issues, such as truth and objectivity in reporting, the nature and seriousness of the harm caused by violent or sexually explicit material, the foundations of the right to privacy, addiction in video games, and the nature of the choices gamers make while playing, among others.

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About the Author

Juan Manuel Elegido

Professor Juan Manuel Elegido is a Professor of Business Ethics at Pan-Atlantic University. Born in Madrid (Spain), he was one of the foundation staff of the Lagos Business School in 1991 and served as Dean of the School from 2005 to 2009. Elegido was the Vice-Chancellor of the Pan-Atlantic University from 2010 to 2021. Professor Elegido, an author of six books, has also published numerous articles on law and on business ethics in academic and professional journals. He has been listed for several years among the top 10% most highly cited scholars worldwide in the Social Science Research Network.