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Digital Media Ethics Symposium

March 14th, 2014 All Day - March 15th, 2014
  • Without the “ethics support group” of the traditional newsroom, where do free-lance and entrepreneurial journalists go for their guidance?
  • What are the ethics challenges that journalists are meeting in today’s working environment? Journalists, help educators update their texts and syllabi!
  • What is the latest ethics research telling us about journalistic norms and values in the digital age?  Ethics instructors, help journalists navigate this complex new environment!

The Format: No spectators, only participants.  About 40 participants will be accepted to this two-day symposium. Each attendee will choose to join a panel on a specific topic; each will prepare a brief paper reflecting his/her unique perspective on the issue.  Topics might include “The Need for Speed,” Transparency, Disaster Coverage, Advocacy, Objectivity, Ethics Codes, Global Standards, Drones, Social Media & Privacy, Civility, or whatever you suggest.

In addition to the eight panels, the symposium will feature keynote speakers: one nationally known journalist and one nationally known professor of media ethics.

Travel stipends for journalists will be available.

Want to learn more?  Interested in applying? Please contact Professor Paul Voakes at [email protected]