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Title: Navigating conflicts of interest: Ethical policies of 12 exemplary Asian media organisations
Authors: Mazumdar, Suruchi
Keywords: Conflict of interest
Journalistic independence
Media ethics
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2019
Publisher: Journalism
Citation: Mazumdar, S., George, C., & Zeng, Y. (2019). Navigating conflicts of interest: Ethical policies of 12 exemplary Asian media organisations. Journalism, 01–17.
Abstract: While research into non-Western media systems and professional norms are growth areas in journalism studies, little is known about the policies of news organisations beyond a few celebrated global brands. This exploratory study is situated in that gap. It examines 12 reputable media organisations in seven territories – China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines and Taiwan. Through interviews with top-level editors and executives, the study analyses their stated policies with regard to commercial conflicts of interest. In particular, how they deal with pressures from owners and advertisers who want favourable news coverage and how they respond to the demand for commercial deals that blur the boundaries between editorial and advertising. The study responds to recent calls in media ethics scholarship for critical-empiricist research on the ‘possible’ world, focusing on actually existing exemplars rather than abstract ideals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10739/3038
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