“The primary purpose of journalism is to provide citizens with the information they need to be free and self-governing.”
Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiehl




Books and articles:

  • Kovach, Bill & Rosenstiel, Tom (2001, second ed 2007): The Elements of Journalism. What News people should know and the Public should expect. New York: Three Rivers Press.
  • McQuail, Dennis (2003): Media Accountability and Freedom of Publication. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ward, Stephen J. A. (undated): Digital Media Ethics. University of Wisconsin. 
  • Zion, Lawrence and David Craig (2015): Ethics for digital journalists- Emerging best practices. New York: Routledge.

“It is important to point out that there is a crucial difference between harming people to reveal significant information, and doing it to make money. The first is an ethical conflict, the second is an ethical violation.”
Torsten Thurèn

Svein Brurås, Professor, Faculty of Media and Journalism, Volda University College (Norway)

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