Ethical Journalism in a Populist Age weaves examples from daily journalism to demonstrate the role of fact-checking and responding to the pressure of patriotism in the coverage of global issues. Stephen Ward suggests that journalism needs a new path: democratically engaged journalism which will break free of current ethical practices in the world's media. These new ethics will fit the social context of today.
Stephen J. A. Ward is an internationally recognized media ethicist, journalist, educator, consultant, keynote speaker and award-winning author. He resides in Fredericton, N.B., Canada.
He is Distinguished Lecturer in Ethics at the University of British Columbia. Ward was the first Burgess Chair of Journalism Ethics and founding Director of the Center for Journalism Ethics, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is former director of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia and the George S. Turnbull Center at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication in Portland.
In journalism, Ward was a war correspondent, foreign reporter and newsroom manager for 14 years and has received a lifetime award for service to professional journalism in Canada.
He is the author of the award-winning The Invention of Journalism Ethics. His latest book, Radical Media Ethics (Wiley 2015), won the Tankard Award as the best academic book in journalism and mass communication, from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in the United States.