Table of Contents, Fall 2021

BY JIN CHEN, PATRICK LEE PLAISANCE, & MARLENE NEILL

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What can we learn about moral psychology by examining the views of media professionals? Jin Chen and colleagues study the moral motivations of media professionals in public relations and journalism to identify what ethical values guide their reasoning.

 

BY MICHAEL BUGEJA

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Gratitude is an ancient, and often contested, virtue. Michael Bugeja explores this important moral trait and explores how it fits in to the pedagogy of teaching media ethics.

 

 

BY CARLA SOUSA

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What are the ethics of studying the media use of those with intellectual disabilities? Carla Sousa reflects on the ethical challenges and promises inherent in inclusive approaches to studying media engagement.

 

BY JOE SALTZMAN

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Joe Saltzman argues that our practices of teaching media ethics must change with the times. In this article, he explains how he uses film in new ways to teach journalism ethics.

 

BY NHU NGUYEN, ROMI GELLER, & KAT WILLIAMS

soyouwanttotalkabout on Instagramsoyouwanttotalkabout on InstagramThis case study examines the increasing use of social justice infographics on Instagram. Is the sharing of provocative and engaging content on social media a form of activism, or is it merely the performance of activism without its costs and effectiveness?

 

BY SHEILA B. LALWANI

Yousef Salhamoud / UnsplashYousef Salhamoud / UnsplashReflecting on the Instagram Infographics case, Sheila B. Lalwani brings Kant into the conversation to highlight worries about using the victims of social injustice for one’s own gain.

 

BY JAMIE E. JELINEK

Edited by WardEdited by WardA review of the Handbook of Global Media Ethics, edited by Stephen J. Ward.

BY PATRICK R. JOHNSON

Sean Robbins / UnsplashSean Robbins / UnsplashPatrick R. Johnson analyzes the Instagram Infographics case and explores the issues of equity, education, and media literacy that the sharing of social media content focused on social justice entails.

 

BY JAMIE E. JELINEK

Edited by WardEdited by WardA review of the Handbook of Global Media Ethics, edited by Stephen J. Ward.