Moral Autonomy and the Communitarian Ethic: Implications for Journalists in a Global Society

By Brian Richardson.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper compares moral autonomy and communitarian ethics as foundational bases for journalism in a global society.

Keywords: Individual Moral Autonomy, Communitarian Ethics, Journalistic Responsibility, Global Culture

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.91-96. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.777MB).

Dr. Brian Richardson

Brian Richardson is a professor of journalism and department head at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., where he has taught reporting, journalism ethics, mass media and society and state and local government. He joined the faculty in 1990. Before that he spent 18 years in radio and television news and at The Tallahassee Democrat and The Miami Herald. He has covered the justice system, municipal government, media, education and urban affairs. He earned his master's degree in communication in 1975 and the Ph.D. in mass communications in 1990, both from the University of Florida. He frequently works as a writing coach in newspaper newsrooms, most recently at the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, and for 10 years he spent part of each summer as a copy editor with The Philadelphia Inquirer.


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