Ethics - Ethics and the Mass Media Who controls the media?...

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Unformatted text preview: Ethics and the Mass Media Who controls the media? Ethics examine that which is moral in an attempt to establish a framework by which acts can be weighed and judged Process v. Outcome Deontological ethics People act morally when they follow rules It is our duty to follow rules Divine command Divine right of kings Secular command: We believe in being subject Libertarian theories: People can inherently choose good Teleological ethics Not concerned with right and wrong actions per se Concerned with results and consequences Why should I What will be the possible outcomes? Ethical Principles The Principle of the Golden Mean The Categorical Imperative The Principle of Utility The Veil of Ignorance The Principle of Self-Determination Do unto others The Principle of the Golden Mean Developed by Aristotle (350 B.C.) Moral value lies between two extremes Moderation is the key This belief suggests that the proper way of...
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