Call for Manuscripts

Media Ethics welcomes any and all contributions. All submitted manuscripts are subject to editing at the discretion of the editor. Because of our editorial policies of independence and inclusion, neither the sponsors nor the editor shall be held responsible for any views expressed in Media Ethics by authors or others, or for their own follies. Photographs 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. All manuscripts, editorial queries, and complaints and compliments should be addressed to the editor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

A few months ago, one of our authors wrote the editor, saying: “I'm glad you like these little essays. I have fun writing'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.

The deadline for receiving manuscripts for the next issue Spring issue 2018 (vol. 29, no. 2) is February 20th, 2018.. 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 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. We try to stay in touch with our authors.

To submit a manuscript, merely e-mail it to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send it via the U. S. Postal Service to:

Media Ethics Magazine
Attn: John Michael Kittross, Editor
186 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111-1014