The ethics of photojournalism in the digital age / Miguel F. Santos Silva and Scott A. Eldridge II.
Contributor(s): Eldridge, Scott A., II.Material type: BookCall no.: TR820 .S26 2020Publication: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2020Description: x, 166 p.ISBN: 9781138586291 (hardback); 1138586293 (hardback); 9781138586307 (paperback); 1138586307 (paperback).Subject(s): Photojournalism -- Moral and ethical aspects | Journalistic ethics
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
General ethics and applied ethics -- Journalism ethics and photojournalism ethics -- Origins of photojournalism ethics -- Digital era and analogue conventions -- Phenomenology and the representation of the other -- The distant other -- Improper distance : the "refugee crisis" presented by two newsrooms -- Conclusions: Going forward, ethically.
"Delving into the complexities of contemporary reportage, this book draws from moral philosophy and histories of photojournalism to understand the emergence of this distinct practice and discuss its evolution in a digital era. In arguing that the digitization of photography obliges us to radically challenge some of the traditional conceptions of press photography typical of the analogue age, this book addresses the historic opposition between artistic and journalistic photographs, showing and challenging how this has subtly inspired support for a forensic approach to photojournalism ethics. The book situates this debate within questions of relativism over what is 'moral', and normative debates over what is 'journalistic', alongside technical debates as to what is 'possible', to underpin a discussion of photojournalism as an ethical, moral, and societally important journalistic practice. Including detailed comparative analysis alongside interviews and public accounts, the book examines how ethical principles are applied by the global news media and explores the potential for constructive dialogue between different voices interested in pursuing the best version of photojournalism. A targeted, comprehensive and engaging book, this is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and students of photojournalism, as well as philosophy, communications and media studies more broadly"--
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