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Does objectivity exist in the news media In The Invention of Journalism Ethics Stephen Ward argues that given the current emphasis on inter- pretation analysis and perspective journalists and the public need a new theory of objectivity. He explores the varied ethical assertions of jour- nalists over the past few centuries focusing on the changing relationship between journalist and audience. This historical analysis leads to an inno- vative theory of pragmatic objectivity that enables journalists and the public to recognize and avoid biased and unbalanced reporting. Ward convinc- ingly demonstrates that journalistic objectivity is not a set of absolute standards but the same fallible but reasonable objectivity used for making decisions in other professions and public institutions. Considered a classic in the eld since its rst publication in 2004 this second edition includes new chapters that bring the book up to speed with journalism ethics in the twenty-rst century by focusing on the growing dominance of online journalism and calling for a radical approach to journalism ethics reform. Ward also addresses important developments that have occurred in the last decade including the emergence of digital journalism ethics and global journalism ethics. This tightly written tour de force will be the authoritative work on objectivity and journalism. Clifford G. Christians University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Stephen J.A. Ward is Distinguished Lecturer in Ethics at the University of British Columbia courtesy professor at University of Oregon and founder of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of WisconsinMadison. 2 3 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 5 P H I L O S O P H Y C O M M U N I C AT I O N S T U D I E S The Invention of Journalism Ethics Second Edition The Path to Objectivity and Beyond stephen j.a. ward An innovative theory of pragmatic objectivity to guide journalism today. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Studies in the History of Ideas September 2015 978-0-7735-4631-8 34.95A CDN 32.95A US 22.99 paper 978-0-7735-4630-1 125.00S CDN 125.00S US 87.00 cloth 6 x 9 496pp Ebook available