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Behavior in media is scrutinized as never before. As a former journalist long interested in the factors that both help and hinder media professionals who aspire to conform to ethical norms and standards, I hope to bridge the gap between professional practice and media ethics scholarship. I also hope to offer some perspective on what media professionals do and why they do it. Drawing on my own research and that of other media ethicists, I explore ethical questions in media behavior and how moral psychology research can help journalists and other communicators embody virtuous practices.