In a critique of individualism and extreme forms of hedonistic egoism, Brown

(1986, p. 155) has claimed that we must have:

The critical debates within media ethics are either based on a sympathetic view

of liberalism or more often than not a critique of liberalism and the position that

the individual journalist occupies within the system. In Chapter 4 we shall see

that the latter is chiefly represented by the US public journalism school of thought

and the former by existentialist thinker John Merrill. There is also the relatively

new position advocated by the EU with its various media policies to consider.