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Media Corruption in the Age of Information

  • First systematic theoretical study on the how and why of media corruption

  • Provides up-to-date illustrative cases of corruption with regard to the corporate and digital media

  • Enables the formulation and implementation of anti-corruption policies and controls for regulation

  • In-depth analysis and illustrative case studies enables the identification and ethical assessment of issues arising in media corruption

Part of the book series: Library of Public Policy and Public Administration (LPPP, volume 15)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Edward H. Spence
    Pages 1-15
  3. Tech Media Corruption in the Age of Information

    • Edward H. Spence
    Pages 93-122
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 163-235

About this book

This book provides an applied model of corruption to identify, analyse, and assess the ethics of major types of corruption in the media involving practices such as cash-for-comment, media release journalism, including video news releases (VNRs), fake news, deep fakes, and staged news. The book starts with a conceptual philosophical analysis of corruption in general, followed by an in-depth analysis of media corruption, across its various transformations, from the legacy media of the 4th Estate (e.g. The UK Guardian) to the digital media of the 5th Estate (e.g. Social Media and Wikileaks) to the Network Media of the 6th Estate (e.g. Facebook and Google), and provides key case studies as practical illustrations and contextualisation of those major types of media corruption. It explains how the conversion of the two forms of media communication, corporate and social digital communication, as expressed in the symbiotic relationship between the 4th Estate and the 5th Estate exposes and enables the reporting of corruption, signalling a major shift in the way the media itself can provide an effective means for anti-corruption measures against major practices of corruption that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. 

Keywords

  • Media Corruption
  • Age of Information
  • Nature and Causes of Media Corruption
  • Causes and Contexts of Corruption
  • Epistemology and Ethics of Information
  • Types of Media Corruption
  • Fictional News
  • Biased News
  • News for Sale
  • Fake News
  • Staged News
  • Cash-for-Comment
  • How Pictures Lie
  • Corruption in the Digital Media
  • Techno-Media Corruption
  • Hackers and Hoaxers
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Public Policy and media corruption
  • Combating media corruption
  • Online Activists

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Edward H. Spence

About the author

Dr. Edward Howlett Spence is a Research Affiliate in the Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Charles Sturt University in Australia, and Research Fellow at the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology in the Netherlands. Spence received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney. His main areas of research are moral philosophy, professional and applied ethics, and philosophy and ethics of technology. 

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eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-61612-0
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)