Jde o výběrovou bibliografii určenou primárně pro posluchače přednášek o mediální etice k samostudiu či jako teoretická opora pro jejich vlastní práci. V současné době v rozpracovaném stavu, bude doplňováno.

Internetové zdroje

Obecné problémy mediální etiky

  • ALLAN, Stuart (ed.). Journalism: Critical Issues. Maidenhead – New York: Open University Press, 2005.
  • BELSEY, Andrew – CHADWICK, Ruth (eds.). Ethical Issues in Journalism and the Media. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • BERRY, David (ed). Ethics and Media Culture. Woburn, MA: Focal Press, 2000.
  • BOEYINK, David E. – BORDEN, Sandra L. Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics: Cases and Practice. New York: NY: Routledge, 2010.
  • COHEN, Elliot D. – ELLIOTT, Deni (eds.) Journalism Ethics: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: Abc-Clio, 1998.
  • ENGLEHARDT, Elanie E. – BARNEY, Ralph D. Media and Ethics Principles for Moral Decisions. Wadsworth, 2002.
  • GORDON, David A. – KITTROSS, John M. Controversies in Media Ethics. New York: Longman, 1999.
  • HARCUP, Tony. The Ethical Journalist. London: SAGE, 2007.
  • IGGERS, Jeremy. Good news, bad news : journalism ethics and the public interest. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999.
  • JOHANNESEN, Richard L. et al. Ethics in Human Communication. Long Grove: Waveland Press, 2008.
  • KIERAN, Matthew. Media ethics: a philosophical approach. Westport: Praeger, 1997.
  • KLAIDMAN, S. – BEAUCHAMP, Tom L. The Virtuous Journalist. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
  • KNOWLTON, Steven R. Moral Reasoning for Journalists. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1997.
  • LAMBETH, Edmund B. Committed Journalism: An Ethics for the Profession. Indiana University Press, 1992.
  • MEYER, Philip. Editors, Publishers, and Newspaper Ethics. ASNE, 1983.
  • MYERS, Christopher. Journalism Ethics: A Philosophical Approach. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • SCHICHA, Christian – BROSDA, Carsten. Handbuch Medienethik. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2010.

Specifické mediatypy

  • ALLEY, Robert S. Television: Ethics for Hire? Nashville: Abington, 1977.
  • BERKMAN, Robert I. and Christopher A. Shumway. Digital Dilemmas: Ethical Issues for Online Media Professionals. Ames: Iowa State Press, 2003.
  • COOPER, Thomas W. (ed.). Television and Ethics: An Annotated Bibliography. Boston: G.K. Hall/McMillan Co., 1988.
  • FOREMAN, Gene. The ethical journalist : making responsible decisions in the digital age. Second edition. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2016.
  • HERBERT, John. Journalism and Broadcast Ethics. Woburn, MA: Focal Press, 2002.
  • LIMBURG, Val E. Electronic Media Ethics. Boston: Focal Press, 1994
  • MATELSKI, Marilyn J. TV News Ethics. Boston: Focal Press, 1991.
  • SILCOCK, B. William – HEIDER, Don ROGUS, Mary T. Managing Television News: A Handbook for Ethical and Effective Producing. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007.

Čtvrtá moc

  • HAMPTON, Mark. The Fourth Estate in Journalism History. In: Stuart Allan (ed.), The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism. London – New York: Routledge, 2010, pp. 3–12.
  • POWE, Lucas A. The Fourth Estate and the Constitution: Freedom of the Press in America. Berkeley: University of Carolina, 1991.


Objektivita, nestrannost a vyváženost

  • DERFLEUR, Melvin L. – BALLOVÁ – ROKEACHOVÁ, Sandra J. Teorie masové komunikace. Praha: Karolinum, 1996, pp. 236–279. (Kap. Masová komunikace a budování významu)
  • FREEMAN, Karen L. – KNOWLTON, Steven R. Fair & Balanced: A History of Journalistic Objectivity. Northport, AL: Vision Press, 2005.
  • GILES, Robert – SNYDER, Robert W. (eds.) What’s Fair?: The Problem of Equity in Journalism. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2000.
  • JACQUETTE, Dale. Journalism Ethics as Truth-Telling in the Public Interest. In: Stuart Allan (ed.), The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism. London – New York: Routledge, 2010, pp. 220–222.
  • LEE, M. – SOLOMON, N. Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1990.
  • MACDONALD, Barrie – PETHERAM, Michel. Keyguide to Information Sources in Media Ethics. London: Mansell Publishing, 1998.
  • MCQUAIL, Denis. Úvod do teorie masové komunikace. Praha: Portál, 2009, pp. 350–379 a 518–550. (Kap. Obsah médií: témata, pojmy a metody analýzy a Zpravodajství, veřejné mínění a politická komunikace).
  • SLOAN, William David – MACKAY, Jenn Burleson. Media Bias: Finding It, Fixing It. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2007.
  • TUCHMAN, Gaye. Objectivity as Strategic Ritual: An Examination of Newsmen’s Notions of Objectivity. American Journal of Sociology 77/4, 1972, pp. 660–679.

Cenzura, regulace, hate speech

  • ABEL, Richard. Speaking respect, respecting speech. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
  • BROWN, Steven Preston. Trumping religion: the new Christian right, the free speech clause, and the courts. Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, 2002.
  • BRUCE, Tammy. New thought police: Inside the Left’s assault on free speech and free minds. Roseville, Calif.: Forum, 2001.
  • BUNN, Matthew. „Reimagining Repression: New Censorship Theory and After.“ History and Theory 54/1, 2015, pp. 25–44.
  • FELLION, Matthew – INGLIS, Katherine. Censored: a literary history of subversion and control. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2017.
  • FLEW, Terry. „Censorship.“ In: Keywords for Media Studies, eds. Ouellette Laurie and Gray Jonathan. New York: NYU Press, 2017, pp. 32-34.
  • FREEDMAN, Monroe H. – FREEDMAN, Eric M. Group defamation and freedom of speech: the relationship between language and violence. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.
  • HALL, Stuart. Some ‚Politically Incorrect‘ Pathways through PC. In: S. Dunant (ed.), The War of the Words: The Political Correctness Debate, pp. 164–84.
  • HARE, Ivan. Extreme Speech and Democracy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • HERZ, Michael – MOLNAR, Peter. The Content and Context of Hate Speech. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 
  • HEYMAN, Stephen J. Free Speech and Human Dignity. London; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008.
  • HUGHES, Geoffrey. Political Correctness: A History of Semantics and Culture. Malden – Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
  • JONES, Derek. Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Vol. 1–4. London – New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • POWERS, Kirsten. The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech. New Jersey: Regnery, 2015.
  • SHUSTERMAN, Richard. „Aesthetic Censorship: Censoring Art for Art’s Sake.“ The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 43/2, 1984, pp. 171-80.
  • WALDRON, Jeremy. The Harm in Hate Speech. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. 

Zodpovědnost, veřejná služba

  • BERTRAND, Claude-Jean. An Arsenal for Democracy: Media Accountability Systems. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2003.
  • CASEBIER, Allen – CASEBIER, Janet (eds.). Social Responsibilities of the Mass Media. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1978.
  • GERALD, J. Edward. The Social Responsibility of the Press. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1963.
  • MERRILL, John C. The Dialectic in Journalism: Toward a Responsible Use of Press Freedom. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989; 2nd ed. 1993
  • O’NEILL, Onora. A Question of Trust: Reith Lectures 2002, BBC Radio 4, on-line:
  • RIVERS, William L. – SCHRAMM, Wilbur – CHRISTIANS, Clifford G. Responsibility in Mass Communication. 3rd ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1980.

Angažovaná a politická žurnalistika

  • BAILEY, O.G. – CAMMAERTS, B. – CARPENTIER, Nico. Understanding Alternative Media. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2007.
  • DENTON, Robert E. (Ed.). Ethical Dimensions of Political Communications. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1991.
  • SEIB, Philip. Campaigns and Conscience: The Ethics of Political Journalism. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994.

Násilí, válka

  • CARTER, Cynthia – WEAVER, C. Kay. Violence and Media. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2003.
  • SIMPSON, Roger – COTE, William. Covering Violence. 2nd edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.
  • TAYLOR, P. A. „The Just Do It riots: A critical interpretation of the media’s violence.“ Capital & Class 36/3), 2012, pp. 393–399.


  • GROSS, Larry – KATZ, John Stuart – RUBY, Jay (eds.). Image Ethics in the Digital Age. Minneapolis – London: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
  • GROSS, Larry – KATZ, John Stuart – RUBY, Jay (eds.). Image Ethics: The Moral Rights of Subjects in Photography, Film and Television. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988; 2nd ed., 1991.
  • LESTER, Paul Martin. Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.
  • LESTER, Paul. Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach. London – New York: Routledge, 2016.
  • LESTER, Paul. The Ethics of Photojournalism (NPPA Special Report). National Press Photographers Association, 1990.
  • WHEELER, Tom. Phototruth or Photofiction? Manwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002.


  • LEVITIN, Daniel J. Weaponized lies : how to thingk critically in the post-truth era. First edition. Dutton: Penguin Books, 2017.
  • MERRILL, John C. – ODELL, Jack S. Philosophy and Journalism. New York: Longman, 1983.
  • SILVERMAN, Craig. 2014. Verification Handbook: A definite guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage. European Journalism Centre.