Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2015)
Components of communication ethics: A critical inquiry
Author(s): MS Prem Kishore, TK Pius
Abstract: This paper primarily draws on a fusion of important concepts from moral philosophy, media practice and critical thinking to arrive at components of communication ethics. It attempts to show how communication ethics model differs from the usual communication model. In the process of establishing the above premises, the paper dwells on topics like the relationship of communication to ethics, ethical dilemma, ethics and morality, a brief history of ethics, the three branches of ethics, ethical behaviour of media practitioners, strategies to counter intrusion and finally on the subject of truth as the only objective of communication ethics.