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BYOD! Should We Really Ask New College Grads and Employees to Bring their Own Devices to Work?

September 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr. Keri K. Stephens (The University of Texas at Austin) //September 25th, 2018 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208

At first glance, it might sound great to get to choose the cell phone and computer you want to use at work. After all, you might like iPhones and your colleague likes Androids. But what people overlook is that “bring your own” often means you are also paying for these devices and agreeing to rules that few people ever read. Come join us for a Media Ethics Talk by Keri K. Stephens, where she will share some of the hidden issues of control that new college graduates, as well as people in many stages of their career, face with BYOD policies. This research is from her recently published book, Negotiating Control: Organizations and Mobile Communication (Oxford University Press).

Dr. Keri K. Stephens’ research and teaching interests bring an organizational perspective to understanding how people interact with communication technologies, and she focuses on contexts of crisis, emergency, disaster, workplaces, and healthcare. She is an Associate Professor in the Organizational and Communication Technology Group in the Department of Communication Studies, a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Health & Social Policy in the LBJ School of Public Policy, and a Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Health Communication.

The Media Ethics Initiative is part of the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. Media Ethics Initiative events are open and free to the public.



September 25, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm