Ethical and Professional Issues in Media Practice: First Semester Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Definition of key concepts : Ethics, Professionalism, media practice
  3. Dual perspective of press as business and public service
  4. Defining a profession (jobs that are professions and those professionalising)
  5. Ethical issues in media practice
  6. Professional issues in media practice
  7. Social media and ethical issues: Digital Darwinism (survival of the loudest)
  8. Cheque book journalism versus brown envelope syndrome
  9. News commercialisation
  10. Practice of Embedded journalism
  11. Ethical and Professional Issues in Nollywood

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The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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