Ethical and deontological issues in Journalism


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General characterization





Responsible teacher

Carla Maria dos Santos Filipe Batista


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language





BERTRAND, Claude-Jean (1997), La Déontologie des Medias, Paris : PUF.
BOUGNOUX, Daniel (1995), La Communication contre l’ Information, Paris: Hachette.
CAMPONEZ, Carlos (2011), Deontologia do Jornalismo, Coimbra: Almedina.
CORNU, Daniel (1994), Journalisme et Vérité - pour une éthique de l’information, Lausanne : Labor et Fides.
ELLIOT, D. Cohen; Elliot, Deni (1997), Contemporary Ethical Issues, Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.
FIDALGO, Joaquim (2009), O Lugar da Ética e da Auto-Regulação na Identidade Profissional dos Jornalistas, Lisboa : Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
FROST, Chris (2011), Journalism Ethics and Regulation, Longman: London.
MESQUITA, Mário (2003), O Quarto Equívoco – o Poder dos Media na Sociedade Contemporânea, Coimbra : Minerva.
PINA, Sara (2011), Media e Leis Penais, Coimbra: Almedina.


Teaching method

Teaching methodologies are divided in three: theoretical exposition of the recommended readings; analysis and discussion of journalistic materials from different media (press, radio, television and internet); presentation of practical cases involving journalistic coverage and posing one or several ethical challenges.


Evaluation method

Evaluation is accomplished through an oral presentation during class (later, a written text should also be presented) of a journalistic practical case questioning an ethical standard(50%), a scientist article or essay resulting from the developing of that presented ethical problematic(50%)

Subject matter

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