Media Ethics is independent and inclusive. It is editorially eclectic and neither its sponsors, its editor, or its staff are responsible for its content. It strives to present and examine ideas, provide a forum for opinion and research articles on media ethics, as well as a venue for announcements and reviews of meetings, opportunities, and publications. Media Ethics welcomes any and all contributions. All submitted manuscripts are subject to editing at the discretion of the editor.
Photographs and other illustrations often are digitally altered. Unless otherwise specified, authors and photographers retain all rights to their work, subject only to print and electronic publication by Media Ethics itself.
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
A few months ago, one of our authors wrote the editor, saying: “I'm glad you like these little essays. I have fun writing them...it's a nice forum for sharing thoughts about things that I'm working on/thinking about, without the formality of a big research paper.” Right on! Media Ethics magazine has said many times that we will welcome the submission of any manuscript that deals with both the media and ethics. True enough! But sometimes this language makes people think that we are only interested in journalism, or in the traditional mass media of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the like. Not true. Instead, we are also interested in the movies, the theater, blogging, social media, and the teaching of ethics. We welcome opinion, commentary and rigorous research (and have published satire, poetry, and manuscripts that are hard to classify–but which deal with ethics and communication) that refer to “old media,” “new media,” and matters that nobody has previously written about. Aesthetics? Philosophy? Technology? Sure! Labor, management, diversity? Naturally! Entertainment, journalism and other information, persuasion (such as advertising, public relations and psychological warfare)? Reporting, history, government policy and the Internet? Of course!
Media Ethics also publishes reviews, reports, digests, bibliographies, case studies and news of meetings, opportunities, and publications.
To sum up, we would like to receive from you, and from your fellow media professionals, scholars, or students any appropriate material that is well-written and well-reasoned. Because of unfortunate delays in publication of both the Spring 2016 and the Fall 2015 issues of Media Ethics, the deadline for receiving manuscripts for the next issue (Fall 2016, vol. 28, no. 1) has been moved to October 17, 2016. True, that's only seven weeks from now, but If we get your manuscript about any topic related to media ethics by that date, we should be able to catch up with our production schedule. Although we often print much longer articles, many of our commentaries run to 1,200 words or less. And, for the benefit of readers, we are happy when an article provides reference citations, even though many commentaries or "opinion pieces" do very well without them.) Naturally, all submissions are subject to editing—but we communicate about any problems or needed changes and are very flexible when it comes to ideas, viewpoints, format and style.
Media Ethics Magazine
Attn: John Michael Kittross, Editor
186 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111-1014