Title

A conceptual analysis of ethics codes.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Deni Elliott

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1986

Date Issued

1986-01-01

Date Available

2012-12-17

Abstract

Codes necessarily state standards of professional practice, but the term “standards” is itself ambiguous. “Standards of professional practice” can mean anything from minimal expectations for all practitioners to the perceived ideal for which practitioners should strive. Carefully articulated codes of ethics should recognize the differences between minimal standards and standard-as-ideal. They should also articulate group norms—largely unstated expectations of how all people within the group should or do perform. The process of producing a code of ethics is intellectually healthy because it constitutes critical analysis of the profession by its practitioners.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Mass Media Ethics. 1(1), 22-26.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Routledge

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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