Call for Papers
The Don W. Davis Program in Ethical Leadership is seeking manuscripts for the ‘Media Challenges to Digital Flourishing’ symposium. Submission deadline is 15 April 2022.
Original manuscripts addressing any of a broad spectrum of issues in media ethics and communication technology are welcome. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, decision-making, moral judgment, privacy, autonomous agency, trust, deception, credibility, identity, accountability, data use and management, and social responsibility. Focus may center on audience effects, or issues and motivations within a media sector, such as journalism, marketing, public relations, or social media. Manuscripts drawing from philosophy of technology, virtue theory, or moral psychology are particularly encouraged. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches are welcome, as are non-polemical philosophical explication approaches.
The purpose of the symposium is to foster advanced theorizing in the field of media ethics and to open opportunities for interaction with discussants and the symposium’s two keynote senior scholars. Up to 12 manuscript authors will be selected and provided with travel and lodging support. Top submissions will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Media Ethics.
Resources for Teaching Ethics
A growing list of free case studies suitable for use in media and communication ethics courses can be found at the Center for Media Engagement in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas Austin. There are over 120 case studies covering topics in digital ethics, journalism ethics, free speech, art and aesthetics, advertising/PR, social media ethics, South Asia media ethics, and more.