Table of Contents, Spring 2020
BY DAVID ZAREFSKY
we must build upon and extend the best of our rhetorical traditions One way to understand America's polarized culture is to say that many conduct public dialogue as if they expected final victory. In this article adapted from a keynote presentation at the conference of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric, 2019, Dr. Zarefsky argues that to rehabilitate our unhealthy political culture.
BY ALI R. ZOHOORI
Ali R. Zohoori provides the historical influences on contemporary communication ethics and mass media in Iran. He discusses Iranian media professionals’ recent efforts to establish a professional code of media ethics and further argues for the creation of an international code of media ethics which promotes universal human solidarity.
BY MATTHEW P. MANCINO
articulates how the metaphors grounding cyberspace frame cyber attack response strategies and argues that greater communication ethics literacy can move us beyond the confines of the wall metaphor.Matthew P. Mancino
BY PETER LOGE
e urgently need to teach political communication ethics. Too often, he says, we do not help our students connect the mechanics of politics and persuasion with the ideals of justice or truth that politics is meant to advance. Peter Loge argues w
BY MICHAEL BUGEJA
C In his media ethics class Michael Bugeja discusses the power of family mottoes to shape students' values and perceptions. reating ethical heraldry sparks an introspective process for the class. When applied to media ethics, the heraldry project evokes a value-based coding system that enhances performance at home, school and work via a mental blueprint of the evolving conscience.
BY TOM COOPER
initiative called Education for Justice (E4J), has been developing an ethics education curriculum step-by-step over the past three years. Teaching media ethics is invaluable in a world decrying fake news, invasion of privacy, press censorship, and more. While all approaches to ethics instruction are helpful, a United Nations
Dramatization or Falsification? Richard Jewell and the Ethics of Creative License in Historical Films [CASE STUDY]
BY PAGE TROTTER, JUSTIN PEHOSKI, & SCOTT STROUD
makers of Richard Jewell took creative license by fictionalizing a real-life journalist, portraying her as trading sex for information. Is it possible for filmmakers to “go too far” in altering facts?This case study examines how the
Fighting the Amazon Fires with Misinformation: The Ethics of Celebrity Activists and Environmental Change [CASE STUDY]
BY MICHAELA URBAN & DAKOTA PARK-OZEE
What ethical responsibilities, if any, do celebrities have to their followers when spreading information? This case study examines Leonardo DiCaprio using his Instagram account to blame the Amazon fires on Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro. Is misinformation that helps with recovery from or prevention of environmental harm always an ethical ill?
BY JUSTIN PEHOSKI
As media technology and societal divides increase our communicative problems, we need more resources expanding on what ethical communication may look like. An Encyclopedia of Communication Ethics represents a welcome, timely companion to those thinking and teaching about how to create more ethical communicators.