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The Next Wave of Disinformation

The Next Wave of Disinformation

February 27, 2020 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Samuel Woolley (The University of Texas at Austin) // February 27th, 2020 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 Online disinformation stormed our political process in…
Media Ethics
Debating Civil Rights: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Battle for the American Soul

Debating Civil Rights: James Baldwin, William F. B...

November 21, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Nicholas Buccola (Linfield College) // November 21st, 2019 // 3:30pm-5:00pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 In February 1965, James Baldwin – the poet of the civil…
Media Ethics
Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude

November 12, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Julia Driver (The University of Texas at Austin) // November 12th, 2019 // 3:30pm-5:00pm // RLP 1.302E One typical definition of “schadenfreude” is “a feeling of enjoyment that comes…
Media Ethics
MeToo and Journalism Ethics Panel

MeToo and Journalism Ethics Panel

October 29, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Gina Masullo (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Meme Drumwright (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Kate West (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Kathleen McElroy…
Media Ethics
Rebuilding Democracy in Texas: Screening and Discussion

Rebuilding Democracy in Texas: Screening and Discu...

October 22, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 22nd, 2019 // 6:00pm-8:30pm // Texas Union Theatre The machinery of American democracy is broken: Districts are rigged to keep power entrenched. Increasing numbers of citizens are denied access…
Journalism
Why Good People Do Bad Things: The Science of Behavioral Ethics

Why Good People Do Bad Things: The Science of Beha...

October 10, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Robert Prentice (The University of Texas at Austin) // October 10th, 2019 // 2:00pm-3:00pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 When good people do bad things, it…
Media Ethics
Ethics, Technology, and You: Pragmatic Scenarios and Frameworks for Guidance

Ethics, Technology, and You: Pragmatic Scenarios a...

September 26, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Rebecca (Becky) Taylor (The Ethics Project at UT Austin) // September 26th, 2019 // 1:00pm-2:00pm //RLP 1.302C Are we lost as a society when it comes to the technologies we…
Media Ethics
Good Systems: Designing Values-Driven AI Technologies Is Our Grand Challenge

Good Systems: Designing Values-Driven AI Technolog...

September 24, 2019 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dr. Kenneth R. Fleischmann (The University of Texas at Austin) // September 24th, 2019 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 Technology is neither good nor bad;…
Media Ethics
Weather Media in the Public Sphere

Weather Media in the Public Sphere

May 2, 2019 @ 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dr. John Durham Peters (Yale University) // May 2nd, 2019 // 1:30pm-3:00pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 On its face, weather sounds like the most banal and…
Media Ethics
Race, Gender, and Toxicity Online Plenary Roundtable

Race, Gender, and Toxicity Online Plenary Roundtab...

April 25, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Zizi Papacharissi (University of Illinois-Chicago), Dr. Lisa Nakamura (University of Michigan), Dr. Catherine Knight Steele (University of Maryland), Dr. Gina Masullo (The University of Texas at Austin) // April 25th, 2019 //…
Journalism
Devaluing The News: How People Appropriate Journalistic Content

Devaluing The News: How People Appropriate Journal...

April 11, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Pablo J. Boczkowski (Northwestern University) // April 11th, 2019 // 12:00pm-1:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 The Center for Media Engagement Speaker Series promotes discussion about…
Journalism
The Spectacle of Lynching Redeployed: On the Performance of Democratic Regard

The Spectacle of Lynching Redeployed: On the Perfo...

April 9, 2019 @ 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dr. Melvin Rogers (Brown University) // April 9th, 2019 // 3:30pm-5:00pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 America’s history is marked by a striking image—“black bodies swinging in…
Media Ethics
Understanding News Avoidance: Perceptions About Audiences

Understanding News Avoidance: Perceptions About Au...

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Benjamin Toff (University of Minnesota) // April 5th, 2019 // 12:00pm-1:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.102 The Center for Media Engagement Speaker Series promotes discussion about…
Journalism
Challenges to the News-Information-Democracy Narrative

Challenges to the News-Information-Democracy Narra...

March 28, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Esther Thorson (Michigan State University) // March 28th, 2019 // 5:00pm-6:15pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 3.206 The Center for Media Engagement Speaker Series promotes discussion about…
Journalism
Cloak of Invisibility: Perceived Privacy and the Ethical Study of Digital Fan Culture

Cloak of Invisibility: Perceived Privacy and the E...

March 26, 2019 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dr. Suzanne Scott (The University of Texas at Austin) // March 26th, 2019 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 What ethical challenges arise when scholars research…
Media Ethics
Media Freedom and the Middle East: Pursuing a Self-Regulatory Approach in Qatar

Media Freedom and the Middle East: Pursuing a Self...

February 19, 2019 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dr. Amy Kristin Sanders (The University of Texas at Austin) // February 19th, 2019 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 Laws throughout the Middle East and North…
Media Ethics
CME Presents: The Science of Humor in Science Communication

CME Presents: The Science of Humor in Science Comm...

February 18, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Sara K. Yeo (University of Utah) // February 18th, 2019 // 10:30am-11:30am // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 The Center for Media Engagement Speaker Series promotes discussion…
Science Communication
The Ethical Operating System

The Ethical Operating System

January 29, 2019 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Samuel C. Woolley (The University of Texas at Austin) // January 28th, 2019 // 1:30pm-3:00pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 Join the Technology & Information Policy…
Media Ethics
Journalism Ethics amid Irrational Publics: Disrupt and Redesign

Journalism Ethics amid Irrational Publics: Disrupt...

November 25, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Stephen J. A. Ward (University of Wisconsin) // November 5th, 2018 // 3:00pm-4:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 How can journalism ethics meet the new challenges…
Media Ethics
Ethics in Public Relations

Ethics in Public Relations

October 30, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Kathleen Lucente (Founder & President of Red Fan Communications) // October 30th, 2018 // 2:00pm-3:00pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 What ethical challenges await the public relations…
Media Ethics
Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

October 16, 2018 @ 12:00am - 12:00am
Dr. Gina Masullo (The University of Texas at Austin) // October 16th, 2018 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 The current debate over incivility in the…
Media Ethics
BYOD! Should We Really Ask New College Grads and Employees to Bring their Own Devices to Work?

BYOD! Should We Really Ask New College Grads and E...

September 25, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
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…
Media Ethics
Feeling Rules, Media Ethics, and the Moral Foundation Dictionary

Feeling Rules, Media Ethics, and the Moral Foundat...

September 19, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Sven Joeckel (University of Erfurt, Germany) // September 19th, 2018 // 2:00pm-3:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 What does psychology have to tell us about the…
Media Ethics
Media Criticism in Turbulent Times: A Panel Discussion

Media Criticism in Turbulent Times: A Panel Discus...

April 25, 2018 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dr. Rod Hart (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Trish Roberts-Miller (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Michael Butterworth (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Barry Brummett (The University…
Media Ethics
The Ethics of Virtual Reality

The Ethics of Virtual Reality

April 10, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Donald Heider (Loyola University Chicago) // April 10th, 2018 // 3:30pm-5:00pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 Virtual Reality gives participants the chance to enter immersive and…
Media Ethics
How to Survive the Robot Apocalypse

How to Survive the Robot Apocalypse

April 3, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. David J. Gunkel (Northern Illinois University) // April 3rd, 2018 // 2:00pm-3:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 Whether we recognize it or not, we are in…
Media Ethics
Making Politics Go Viral (Like Puppies): CME SXSW Panel

Making Politics Go Viral (Like Puppies): CME SXSW ...

March 10, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 10th, 2018 // 5:00pm-6:00pm // JW Marriott Austin Donald Trump and other politicians are using social media to bypass the media and get their message straight to the public.…
Journalism
Hacking Big Data: Discovering Vulnerabilities in a Sociotechnical Society

Hacking Big Data: Discovering Vulnerabilities in a...

March 6, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. danah boyd (Microsoft Research, Data & Society) // March 6th, 2018 // 5:00pm-6:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 1.202 Data-driven and algorithmic systems increasingly underpin many decision-making…
Media Ethics
The Real Ethics of Fake News

The Real Ethics of Fake News

February 27, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Scott R. Stroud (The University of Texas at Austin) // February 27th, 2018 // 2:00pm-3:15pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 Is fighting fake news as simple…
Media Ethics
Engaging Newsrooms in the Digital Age

Engaging Newsrooms in the Digital Age

February 22, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Talia Stroud (The University of Texas at Austin) // February 22nd, 2018 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC 5.102) Some think our democracy is in trouble,…
Media Ethics
The Preference for Idealized Imagery in the Media and Detrimental Self-Perceptions Among Women – When does it Begin?

The Preference for Idealized Imagery in the Media ...

January 30, 2018 @ 8:00am - February 6, 2018 5:00pm
Dr. Kate Pounders (The University of Texas at Austin) // January 30th, 2018 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 A large body of work has documented…
Media Ethics
Ethics and the Appeal to Scientific Consensus in the Climate Change Debates

Ethics and the Appeal to Scientific Consensus in t...

November 14, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Jean Goodwin (North Carolina State University) // November 14th, 2017 // 2:00pm-3:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 What are the ethical choices being made when arguers…
Media Ethics
The Dark Side of Social Media: A Panel Discussion

The Dark Side of Social Media: A Panel Discussion

November 6, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Angeline Close Scheinbaum (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Gary Wilcox (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Scott R. Stroud (The University of Texas at Austin), Jonathan Henson…
Media Ethics
Are New Media Technologies Good for Education and Democracy?

Are New Media Technologies Good for Education and ...

October 26, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Gregory F. Pappas (Texas A&M University ) // October 26th, 2017 // 12:30pm-2:00pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 We live in a digital-electronic age and the…
Media Ethics
Media Psychology’s Explanation for Why You Love Stories: A Morally Ambiguous Resolution

Media Psychology’s Explanation for Why You Love St...

October 19, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Robert Lewis (The University of Texas at Austin) // October 19th, 2017 // 11:30am-12:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 Most people spend their leisure time engaged…
Media Ethics
Anthems and Activism: Mediating the Politics of the NFL

Anthems and Activism: Mediating the Politics of th...

October 11, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Michael L. Butterworth (The University of Texas at Austin) // October 11th, 2017 // 1:00pm-2:00pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 In recent months, professional football players…
Media Ethics
Can We Shop Our Way to a Better Planet? The Promises and Pitfalls of Green Consumption

Can We Shop Our Way to a Better Planet? The Promis...

September 21, 2017 @ 8:00am - 8:00am
Dr. Lucy Atkinson (The University of Texas at Austin) // September 21st, 2017 // 11:00am-12:00pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 From organic bananas and fair-trade coffee to…
Media Ethics
Rhetorics of the Good Life: Social Ontology, Ethics, and Communication

Rhetorics of the Good Life: Social Ontology, Ethic...

May 3, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Omedi Ochieng (Denison University) // May 3rd, 2017 // 3:00pm-4:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 How ought we to think of the meaning of “ethics” in…
Media Ethics
Moral Psychology and Media Practice: Keys to Ethical Behavior in News, Public Relations, & Advertising

Moral Psychology and Media Practice: Keys to Ethic...

April 10, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Patrick Lee Plaisance (Colorado State University) // April 10th, 2017 // 1:30pm-3:00pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 Moral psychology theories and methodologies offer exciting opportunities for…
Media Ethics
Cosmopolitan Media Ethics and the Global Imaginary

Cosmopolitan Media Ethics and the Global Imaginary

April 4, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Clifford Christians (The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) // April 4th, 2017 // 3:00pm-4:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 In this research talk, Clifford Christians explores…
Media Ethics
Ethical Issues in the Fight Against Revenge Porn

Ethical Issues in the Fight Against Revenge Porn

March 21, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Scott R. Stroud (The University of Texas at Austin) // March 21st, 2017 // 3:00pm-4:00pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 There has been an increasing legislative…
Media Ethics
We’re All Gatekeepers Now: Journalism Ethics for an Unfiltered Age

We’re All Gatekeepers Now: Journalism Ethics...

February 16, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Mary Bock (The University of Texas at Austin) // February 16th, 2017 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 Journalistic ethics are no longer just for…
Media Ethics
American Journalism’s Ideology: The Question of Bias in the Media

American Journalism’s Ideology: The Question of Bi...

January 31, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Robert Jensen (The University of Texas at Austin) // January 31st, 2017 // 2:00pm-3:00pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 The routine assertion that mainstream journalism outlets are…
Media Ethics
Who Speaks for Ambedkar? The Debate over Navayana’s Edition of Annihilation of Caste and the Buddhist Teaching of Right Speech

Who Speaks for Ambedkar? The Debate over Navayana&...

January 24, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Christopher Queen (Harvard University) // January 24th, 2017 // 1:00pm-2:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 Following the 2013 release of Navayana’s annotated critical edition of B. R.…
Media Ethics
CME Social Media Summit

CME Social Media Summit

November 11, 2016 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 11th, 2016 // 11:00am-4:00pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 2.106 There’s no question that social media has forever changed the way news organizations connect with their audiences.…
Journalism
Trump, Clinton, and the Rhetorical Construction of Democracy in Campaign 2016

Trump, Clinton, and the Rhetorical Construction of...

November 2, 2016 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Martin J. Medhurst (Baylor University) // November 2nd, 2016 // 1:00pm-2:00pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136 From their announcement speeches to the final debate, Donald Trump and…
Media Ethics
Habitus, Doxa, and Ethics: Insights from Advertising in Emerging Markets in the Middle East and North Africa

Habitus, Doxa, and Ethics: Insights from Advertisi...

October 13, 2016 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Minette E. Drumwright (The University of Texas at Austin) // October 13th, 2016 // 3:30pm-4:30pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.102 How do advertising practitioners in other…
Media Ethics