he Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics at Ohio University and the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a workshop entitled "Blogging and Online Journalism: New Media, New Challenges, New Ethics" on April 7-8, 2006. Presentations and workshop summaries will be published on the Institute website. Participation is limited to 25. Students interested in participating should send contact information and a brief paper by January 20, 2006. See the website below for further details and submission guidelines.

For more information: Kathleen Evans-Romaine, Assistant Director, Ohio U. Inst. for Applied and Professional Ethics;

Telephone: 740.593.9802 (office) or 740.590.2410 (cell);

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The Carl Couch Center has issued an annual call for research papers and published works (i.e., books or articles) to be considered for Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award. To be considered for the Christians Award, submissions should interpret or address important theoretical issues in the areas of ethics, mass communication theory, and the relationship between media and technology and culture; interpret and apply concepts employed in Christians' work in new and insightful ways. Submissions will be evaluated based on the quality of (1) mastery of Christians' approaches and concepts, (2) originality, (3) organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of knowledge. Both single and co-authored works are accepted. The Award winner will receive a Christians Award plaque to be presented in the 2006 Annual Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) or the National Communication Association (NCA). The application deadline is February 1, 2006. Notification of award application will be sent out by April 1, 2006.

For more information: Shing-Ling S. Chen, Dept. of Communication Studies, Univ. of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614;

Telephone: 319.273.6021;

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As part of a decade-long series, the University of St. Thomas will host the 2006 colloquium in Minneapolis/St. Paul on October 14-17. The colloquium-the seventh of the Colloquiua 2000 series in Applied Media Ethics-will feature 12 fellows working in teams of two to explore the moral dimensions of the question, "Who is a journalist?" Selected fellows will receive an honorarium and travel expenses. Papers that result from the colloquium will be published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics. Proposals should suggest an approach to addressing the colloquium question of "Who is a journalist?" When Jon Stewart of The Daily Show wins a journalism award, when citizens in London capture photos of terrorist bombings that later appear on TV broadcasts around the world, and when bloggers provide news to a growing number of individuals, the terms and boundaries of journalism are rapidly changing. Who, then, gets to "count" as a journalist, how ought the lines be drawn, and, most importantly, how does this affect the ethics of journalism? The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2006. The colloquium is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Brigham Young University, the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., and others.

For more information: Wendy N. Wyatt, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of St. Thomas, Mail #4372, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul MN 55105;

Telephone: 651.962.5253;

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The Poynter Institute is offering a number of media ethics related courses for 2006. They include: Beyond Schiavo: Reporting on End-of-Life Issues, January 9-12, 2006 Reporting & Writing the Untold Stories, February 26-March 3, 2006 Editing Truth: Photojournalism Impact Summit, May 7-12, 2006 Diversity Across the Curriculum, May 21-26, 2006 Beat Reporting: Covering Race Relations, September 10-15, 2006 Making Tough Decisions: Teach The Newsroom Well, October 8-13, 2006

For a complete list of course offerings and registration information: Telephone: 888.769.6837;

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The Arthur W. Page Center at the Pennsylvania State Univ. College of Communications will award grants 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. This year the Page Center will award up to $75,000 in grants of $5,000 to $25,000 to scholars and professionals in all career stages to study integrity in public communication. Recipients of these grants will be designated Page Legacy Scholars. Themes for this year's call for proposals are: How company credos and codes of ethics affect corporate behavior. Ethics in public communication Role of public relations in fostering corporate responsibility Curriculum development in and pedagogical approaches to ethics in public relations Other areas of Page's legacy, including political communication, public opinion formation and attitude change, history of public relations, and international broadcasting Application materials must be received at the Page Center on or before February 15, 2006. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decisions by approximately May 5, 2006.

For more information: John S. Nichols, Director, The Arthur W. Page Center, College of Communications, 201 Carnegie Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802;

Telephone: 814.865.3070;

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