Asian Journal of Communication
Mindful journalism and news ethics in the digital era: a Buddhist approach
C. S. H. N. Murthy
To cite this article: C. S. H. N. Murthy (2016): Mindful journalism and news ethics in the digital
Mindful journalism and news ethics in the digital era: a Buddhist approach, edited by Shelton A. Gunaratne, Mark Pearson and Sugath Senarath, New York, Routledge, 2015, 252 pp., $98.97 (hardcover), ISBN-13: 978-1138852723
‘Mindful journalism’ is all about offering an ‘alternative paradigm’ of media ethics to ‘domi- nant paradigm’ for practicing journalists/media academics through a holistic approach that Buddha laid down for mankind 2500 years ago. Predicated on conditioning one’s own mind, ‘mindful journalism’ draws its principles of universality and ethical anchoring from the Buddhist philosophy and phenomenology. As everyone is aware, Buddhism is both a way of life as well as a spiritual path.