Text topic: Ethics of Media
Text author: Мирјана Николић
Their scope being direct and actually global, the ethic responsibility of media is huge, perhaps even far greater than that of other public institutions. Media comprehand reality and present it; this respects always rises a question to which extent they deconstruct that reality, and then in a way and in accordance with someone’s expectations represent the acquired image. The starting point of this essay is the assumption that the media ethics is a phenomenological form of the applied ethics. Following these tracks the author tends to underline the importance of democratic social milieu in pursue of high level of their ethic quality. A precondition of positive changes, at least partly, lies in the evolution of consciousness of political and economic powerful figures who have to change their relation towards mechanism of media functioning and its effects. However, a positive and stimulating ambience alone is not sufficient in pursue of this goal. Without an active participation of media workers, owners and media managers, professional associations and effective engagement of critical and pro-active public high quality, ethical and responsible media activity is impossible.