Herman Wasserman examines the success of tabloid journalism in South Africa at a time when global print media are in decline. He considers the social significance of the tabloids and how they play a role in integrating readers and their daily struggles with the political and social sphere of the new democracy.
New media has caused drastic changes in the reporting of current events and shattered the old boundaries of region, nation, and traditional deadlines. While journalists have quickly adapted to a world where a story is instantaneously accessible across the globe, a new code of ethics to deal with reporting to a globalized world is beginning to emerge. Reformulating the basic aims and principles of journalism, Global Journalism Ethics offers a systematic philosophy for this new era of reporting news in a technologically connected age where stories and ethics cross borders.
Media Ethics: Beyond Borders explores the construction of an ethics for news media that is global in reach and impact. Essays by international media ethicists provide leading theoretical perspectives on major issues and applies the ideas to specific countries, contexts and problems.