The New Ethics of Journalism: A Guide for the 21st Century by Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstiel provides an authoritative and practical book on Poynter's 'green light' process in ethical decision making for journalists and journalism students. The work will include chapters on the roles and responsibilities of journalists (e.g., values, newsroom culture, decision making models), the landscape (e.g., owners, audiences, economics, citizens), and pressure points (e.g., accuracy, conflicts of interest, bias, and coverage of vulnerable people). In addition, the work will include a variety of case studies: 'raw,' workshop style, deconstructed, and in dialogue.
"This is an essential book about a profoundly important subject published at a critical time. The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century focuses intensely on the role that journalism plays in our society, a role that remains urgent and unique even as so much changes in the profession and in the business of journalism, as well as in our global society." --Bob Steele, Distinguished Professor of Journalism Ethics at DePauw University and Director of The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics -- Bob Steele Bob Steele
Kelly McBride is a writer, teacher, and one of the country's leading voices when it comes to media ethics. The world's largest newsrooms, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, NPR and the BBC, frequently seek her advice for internal decisions and quote her expertise in their stories. On the faculty of the Poynter Institute since 2002, she currently runs the Ethics Department and the Reporting, Writing and Editing Department. She is also the director of Poynter's Sense-Making Project, a Ford Foundation initiative examining the transformation of journalism from a profession for a few to a civic obligation of many, the values of the Fifth Estate, and the effects of technology on democracy. Kelly was lead writer on ESPN's Poynter Review Project. She is co-editor with Tom Rosenstiel of The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century (SAGE, 2013), which features essays by 14 thought leaders. Tom Rosenstiel is an author, journalist, researcher, and media critic. Before joining the American Press Institute in January 2013, he was founder and for 16 years director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. and co-founder and vice chair of the Committee of Concerned Journalists. He has worked as media writer for the Los Angeles Times, chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek, press critic for MSNBC, business editor of the Peninsula Times Tribune, and a reporter for Jack Anderson's Washington Merry Go 'Round column. He is the author of seven books, including The Elements of Journalism: What News People Should Know and the Public Should Expect, which has been translated into more than 25 languages; Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload; and The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century (2013), co-edited with Kelly McBride.