Making whole: The ethics of correction

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 22 (1):49 – 65 (2007)
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Abstract

This qualitative analysis investigates the ethics of correction across media platforms. Using rhetorical and philosophical methods, I identify key components of corrections, associating them with accountability and other ethical precepts. Explications of three case studies follow - 60 Minutes Wednesday: The Bush Memos, Intel: The Infamous Chip Flaw, and Google in China: "Do No Evil" - supporting conclusions about the consequences of accountability (or lack thereof).

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