AMY WRITING AWARDS The Amy Foundation invites submissions for its 20th annual Amy Writing Awards. The program awards writers who present a biblical message on contemporary issues. First prize is $10,000. To be eligible, articles must be published in a mainstream, non-religious publication, contain at least one passage of scripture, and have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2004. Articles may be submitted to: The Amy Foundation Writing Awards, P.O. Box 16091, Lansing, MI 48901-6091. Entries must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2005. *For more information: Web site:; telephone: 877.727.4262

JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES The Journal of Professional Studies is looking for articles on the theme of professional ethics and other professional topics for possible publication. *Contact: Joseph Marotta, College of Professional Studies, St. John's Univ., 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439-0001; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JOURNAL OF COLLEGE AND CHARACTER Submissions are requested for possible publication in the Journal of College and Character, the online journal of the Center for the Study of Values in College Student Development. *Contact: Jon Dalton, Center for the Study of Values in College Student Development, 113 Stone Building, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4452; Telephone: 850.644.6446; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site:

2005-2006 LAURANCE S. ROCKEFELLER VISITING FELLOWSHIPS The University Center for Human Values at Princeton Univ. invites applications from all disciplines for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. These fellowships will be awarded for the academic year 2005-06 to outstanding scholars and teachers interested in devoting a year in residence at Princeton writing about ethics and human values. Applicants typically have a doctorate or a professional post-graduate degree and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. For Fellowships beginning in September 2005, applicants must submit application materials by Friday, December 3, 2004. Recipients of the fellowships will be announced by March 15, 2005. The Center for Human Values is also invites applications for their Laurance S. Rockefeller professorships. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. *Contact: University Center for Human Values, 304 Louis Marx Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544; Telephone: 609.258.4798; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site:

2005-2006 FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS IN ETHICS The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard Univ. invites applications from teachers and scholars who wish to develop their ability to address questions of moral choice in such areas as business, education, government, law, and medicine. Applicants should hold a doctorate in philosophy, political theory, theology, or related disciplines; or a professional degree in business, education, public policy, law, or medicine. Preference will be given to applicants at an early stage in their careers. For Fellowships beginning September 2005, the deadline for applications is December 2, 2004. *Contact: Harvard Univ. Center for Ethics, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138; Telephone: 617.495.1336; Fax: 617.496.6104; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site:

MEDIA ETHICS COLLOQUIUM FELLOWSHIPS You are invited to apply for a fellowship to the media ethics colloquium on "Caring and the Media," to be held in May 2005 at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. The Colloquium is the sixth in a decade-long series the goal of which is to enhance scholarship in media ethics. It is sponsored by the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, Brigham Young University, the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., and others. Previous colloquia in the series have dealt with the ethics of persuasion, the search for a global information ethic, the ethics of virtual reality, the state of ethics across the professions, and ethics and politics. Selected scholars will receive an honorarium and all expenses. Papers will be published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics in 2006. Proposals should address the application of theories of care and compassion to media practices Examples might be the potential for the use of the Ethic of Care in various media (news journalism, advertising, public relations, etc.); the feminist debate over objectivity versus subjectivity in reporting; the idea of reflexivity applied to media practices; religious applications of compassion and love in media, etc. Applicants may suggest other topics as well. Fellows will be asked to work in two-person teams, and a total of six teams will be selected. Applicants may apply as individuals (in which case Colloquium organizers will pair them with another applicant) or as part of already formed teams. In the selection process, preference will be given to teams that either combine disciplines or include a junior scholar working with a more senior scholar. These guidelines are general and should not be construed as exhaustive or exclusive. Applications for fellowships should include a brief (500 word) abstract of a paper proposal, a curriculum vitae and, if appropriate, a notation of the desired team member and should be submitted as soon as possible for full consideration. *Send applications to: Professor Tom Bivins, Caring and the Media Colloquium, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403; Telephone: 541.346.3740; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. POYNTER INSTITUTE SEMINARS The Poynter Institute has announced its course offerings for 2005. Media ethics related classes include: * Values and Ethics in the News, March 13-18, 2005 * Diversity Across the Curriculum, May 15-20, 2005 * Reporting on Sex, Sexuality and Pop Culture, September 11-16, 2005 * Writing About Race, September 18-23, 2005 * Privacy, the Press and the Public: Where Do We Draw the Line? November 14-16, 2005 *For a complete list of course offerings and registration information: Telephone: 727.821.9494; Fax: 727.821.0583; Web site:

PAGE LEGACY SCHOLAR GRANTS The Arthur W. Page Center at the Pennsylvania State Univ. College of Communications announces the first Page Legacy Scholar competition for the study of integrity in public communication. Grants will be awarded to support scholars and professionals making important contributions to knowledge, practice, or public understanding of ethics and responsibility in public communication or other principles of Arthur W. Page, longtime v.p. for public relations at AT&T. The grants seek to support innovative research, educational, or public service projects in a wide variety of academic disciplines and professional fields that will foster a modern understanding and application of the Page Principles for ethical and effective communication with the public and for responsible corporate behavior. In 2005, up to $75,000 will be awarded in grants of $5,000 to $25,000. The themes for this year are: Ethics in Public Communication, or The Role of Public Relations in Fostering Corporate Responsibility. Other appropriate topics (from political communication to international broadcasting) will be considered. Although most will be non-residential awards, a limited number of scholars may be in residence at Penn State and receive additional travel and living allotments. *Deadline for receipt of proposals: February 15, 2005. For more information, contact John S. Nichols, director, The Arthur W. Page Center, College of Communications, 201-B Carnegie Building, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA 16802; Telephone: 814.865.3070; Web site: