Ethical theory in communications research

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This essay posits that media ethics must respond to both rapid globalization of communications and the reassertion of local identities. The major issues to be resolved are relativism, theories of universalism and three philosophical problems: theories of knowledge, the status of values, and whether the world is one or many. For media professionals to achieve international communication ethics, they must look outside Western canonicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-14
Number of pages12
JournalJournalism Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005


  • Global Media Standards
  • International News Reporting Ethics
  • Media Ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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