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Mindful journalism and news ethics in the digital era: a Buddhist approach

SheltonBookCoverAsian 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

BOOK REVIEW

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.

 

A Timely Examination of Engaged Buddhism in the 21st century

Tavivat BookBook Review: Thai Buddhist Social Theory by Tavivat Puntarigvivat, published by Institute of Research and Development, The World Buddhist University, Bangkok, 2013.

Review by Dr Kalinga Seneviratne, International Communications Lecturer, Singapore

The recently published book ‘Thai Buddhist Social Theory’ by Thai academic Dr Tavivat Puntarigvivat gives a very good authentic insight into the interpretations of the teachings of the Buddha and development of Buddhist institutional frameworks in Thailand from a welcomed critical perspective. It is a timely contribution to concerns across Asia about the social role of Buddhism.

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