Journalistic Ethics: Praxis, Dysfunctions and Challenges from the Perspective of Communication Professionals in the Community of Madrid (2006-2009) Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2010

start page

  • 77

end page

  • 104

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 23

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0214-0039

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 2386-7876

abstract

  • The results of 30 depth interviews and 410 surveys to journalists from press, radio, television, digital media and communication offices practicing in the Community of Madrid (Spain) show that the ideal of
    objectivity is still pursued, that the informative contrast remains
    still the way to get to the truth, and that the information protagonists
    should be respected. The dissent on the coverage of disadvantaged
    groups, the strong pressure of the advertising industry and the growing
    ideological and political influence on the media are also highlighted by
    the professionals. In this context, independence, responsibility and
    personal ethics are considered essential to daily confront ethical
    dilemmas.