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Christians, Clifford G.

Works: 96 works in 349 publications in 2 languages and 13,027 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Clifford G Christians
Media ethics : cases and moral reasoning by Clifford G Christians( Book )

100 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This market-leading text uses original case studies and commentaries about actual media experiences to get students thinking analytically about ethical situations in mass communication." "Aiming to improve students' ethical awareness, Media Ethics provides a solid foundation in the theoretical principles of ethical philosophies. It presents the Potter Box as a framework for uncovering the important steps in moral reasoning for analyzing the cases that follow. Focusing on a wide spectrum of ethical issues facing media practitioners, the cases in the text cover journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations and entertainment. The Seventh Edition features new and updated cases and includes more cases focusing on corporations, the World Wide Web and post-September 11 news coverage. The new edition is also now accompanied by a new website with extensive teaching materials."--Jacket
Normative theories of the media : journalism in democratic societies by Clifford G Christians( )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, five leading scholars of media and communication take on the difficult but important task of explicating the role of journalism in democratic societies."--Back cover
Ethical communication : moral stances in human dialogue by Clifford G Christians( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Communication ethics are approached from five perspectives--altruistic, egotistic, autonomous, legalist, and communitarian--in essays examining the thought of major thinkers ranging from Aristotle to the Dalai Lama. Each profile provides insight into how important ethical concepts can help the modern communicator"--Provided by publisher
Key concepts in critical cultural studies by Linda Steiner( )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential reassessment of the central themes of critical cultural studies This volume brings together sixteen essays on key and intersecting topics in critical cultural studies from major scholars in the field. Taking into account the vicissitudes of political, social, and cultural issues, the contributors engage deeply with the evolving understanding of critical concepts such as history, community, culture, identity, politics, ethics, globalization, and technology. The essays address the extent to which these concepts have been useful to scholars, policy makers, and citizens, as well as the ways they must be rethought and reconsidered if they are to continue to be viable. Each essay considers what is known and understood about these concepts. The essays give particular attention to how relevant ideas, themes, and terms were developed, elaborated, and deployed in the work of James W. Carey, the "founding father" of cultural studies in the United States. The contributors map how these important concepts, including Carey's own work with them, have evolved over time and how these concepts intersect. The result is a coherent volume that redefines the still-emerging field of critical cultural studies
Good news : social ethics and the press by Clifford G Christians( Book )

19 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass media ethics and the classical liberal ideal of the autonomous individual are historically linked and professionally dominant--yet the authors of this work feel this is intrinsically flawed. They show how recent research in philosophy and social science--together with a longer tradition in theological inquiry--insist that community, mutuality, and relationship are fundamental to a full concept of personhood. The authors argue that "persons-in-community" provides a more defensible grounding for journalists' professional moral decision-making in crucial areas such as truthtelling
Jacques Ellul : interpretive essays( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handbook of mass media ethics by Lee Wilkins( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics brings together the intellectual history of mass media ethics over the past 25 years. The chapters included summarize existing research and thinking in the field, as well as setting agenda items for future research that is grounded in both philosophy and the social sciences. Each chapter includes a section that summarizes current understanding and research, and contributions come from many of the best minds in the field, including international scholars. Many have worked as journalists, public relations professionals, or advertising practitioners. Taken in total, The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics provides an examination of the depth and the breadth of current thinking on media ethics. For students and professionals who seek to understand and do the best work possible, this book will provide both insight and direction. Readers wanting to learn what scholars believe they know will find in this book a good grounding from which to begin more in-depth and individualized explorations, and the extensive bibliographies for each chapter will aid that process. Standing apart in its comprehensive coverage, the Handbook is required reading for scholars, graduate students, and researchers in media, mass communication, journalism, ethics, and related areas
Communication ethics and universal values by Clifford G Christians( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors, representing a diverse range of intercultural perspectives, provide a list of ethical principles common to all their cultures, and demonstrate that cultures in all their differences share a common ground from which to view the media
Responsibility in mass communication by William L Rivers( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First ed. by Wilbur Schramm. Includes bibliographical references
Teaching ethics in journalism education by Clifford G Christians( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication theories in a multicultural world by Clifford G Christians( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics for public communication : defining moments in media history by Clifford G Christians( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on one historic episode per chapter, Ethics for Public Communication is divided into three parts, each dedicated to one of the three major functions of the media within democratic societies: news, persuasion, and entertainment. Authors Clifford Christians, Mark Fackler, and John Ferré, three trusted scholars in the field, discuss media ethics from a communicative perspective, setting the book apart from other texts in the market that simply combine journalism with libertarian theory. Classic media ethics cases, like the publication of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring, are covered in tandem with such contemporary cases as the creation of Al-Jazeera English and the controversy surrounding Ice-T's protest song, "Cop Killer.""--Publisher's website
Who in the world?( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral engagement in public life : theorists for contemporary ethics( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethical evaluation of language and action has relied historically on the western, monocultural assumptions of classical ethical theory. But persistent contemporary critiques undermine the moral force of ethical agency as individualist, autonomous, and rationalistic. Contributors to Moral Engagement in Public Life take up the search for intellectual resources in light of these challenges by explicating twelve theorists in moral philosophy and communication ethics. Two classical theorists, Aristotle and Confucius, provide longstanding themes of ongoing relevance and serve as a point of departure for ten contemporary thinkers whose own perspectives are, in part, a response to classical thought in the current context
Ethics & evil in the public sphere : media, universal values & global development : essays in honor of Clifford G. Christians( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors in this book share three convictions. First, whatever religious or humanistic foundation we start from, the end result of our communictive efforts should reflect a genuine love for humankind. Second, all human beings, and the social and cultural creations of their hands, reflect values for both good and ill. Those reflecting the best must be encouraged and legitimized, while those that reflect the unfortunate tendencies of people to castigate and condemn the other must be discouraged. What people say matters. What they do as journalists, broadcasters, filmakers, advertisers, and teachers, matter even more because professional communicators have access to information and audiences who can be encouraged to do either - ethical behavior or evil. The authors have all been inspired by Clifford Christians and his efforts in creating an environment in communication scholarship where ethical reflections could thrive
The ethics of intercultural communication by Bo Shan( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolution in media technologies and the political upheavals intertwined with them demand a new media ethics. Given the power of global media corporations and the high-speed electronics of media technologies worldwide, more and more people are either brought together through dialogue and communication technologies or assimilated by them into a dominant culture. In cultural conflict all over the world, people tend to emphasize absolute differences when they express themselves, and under conditions of censorship and oppression citizens are increasingly prone to violence. To take seriously dramatic technological changes in a complicated world of cultural diversity, media ethics does not simply need to be updated but moved forward in a new intercultural direction. The Ethics of Intercultural Communication presents a futuristic model for doing so. Focusing on Oriental and Western cultures, the book{u2019}s key case studies are China, North America, and Europe, where intercultural issues are relevant to an increasingly borderless world. Chapters focusing on a single nation or culture analyze findings from a cross-cultural perspective. Comparative studies appeal to transnational theories and norms. Multi-ethnic voices in any community are increasingly understood as essential for a healthy society, and the media{u2019}s ability to represent these voices well is an important arena for professional development and for enriching media codes of ethics. The news media are responsible for mapping the profound changes taking place and this book teaches us how. --
Jacques Ellul and democracy's "vital information" premise by Clifford G Christians( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethics trajectory : visions of media past, present and yet to come, including the proceedings of U.S. Media Ethics Summit II( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born out of conflict; the autobiography of Ben Song as told to Cliff Christians by Masumi Matsumoto( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness among friends by Clifford G Christians( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The handbook of mass media ethics
Alternative Names
Christians, Cliff

Christians, Cliff 1939-

Christians, Clifford 1939-

Christians, Clifford G.

Christians, Clifford Glenn

Christians, Clifford Glenn 1939-

크리스천스, 클리퍼드

크리스천스, 클리퍼드 G

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Chinese (2)

Normative theories of the media : journalism in democratic societiesEthical communication : moral stances in human dialogueKey concepts in critical cultural studiesGood news : social ethics and the pressThe handbook of mass media ethicsCommunication ethics and universal valuesMoral engagement in public life : theorists for contemporary ethicsEthics & evil in the public sphere : media, universal values & global development : essays in honor of Clifford G. Christians