digital ethics

Paying Your Way to the Top

Paying Your Way to the Top

May 20, 2020

Are purchases made in multiplayer video games unethical and unfair? Read More
The Different Species of the Online Catfish

The Different Species of the Online Catfish

March 24, 2020

What ethical complexities circle around catfishing and online deception? Read More
The Ethical Study of Digital Fan Culture

The Ethical Study of Digital Fan Culture

February 26, 2019

March 26, 2019: What ethical challenges arise in researching digital fan culture? Read More
Media Freedom and the Middle East

Media Freedom and the Middle East

February 6, 2019

February 19, 2019: How do you create media freedom in the Middle East? Read More
“One Does Not Simply Create a Meme”

“One Does Not Simply Create a Meme”

January 14, 2019

When does the creation and sharing of internet memes go too far? Read More
Does the Photo Fit the News?

Does the Photo Fit the News?

December 11, 2018

What happens when a powerful image becomes the face of the immigration debate? Read More
Digital Immortality on an App

Digital Immortality on an App

December 10, 2018

When AI chatbots let us talk with the dead, what ethical issues might haunt us? Read More
Is It Only A Game?

Is It Only A Game?

December 6, 2018

First-person shooter video games are popular. But are they ethical to enjoy? Read More
“Some of My Best Friends are Internet Vigilantes”

“Some of My Best Friends are Internet Vigilantes”

December 5, 2018

What are the ethical issues that arise with naming and shaming racists online? Read More
How Can I Be So Mean to Myself?

How Can I Be So Mean to Myself?

December 4, 2018

What are the ethical concerns with the new phenomena of digital self-harm? Read More
Don’t “Like” My Children

Don’t “Like” My Children

November 28, 2018

What could go wrong when parents share information about their children online? Read More
When Actors Become Characters

When Actors Become Characters

November 26, 2018

What are the ethics of fictional works created by fans that involve real people as characters? Read More
Filtering Out Cyberbullying

Filtering Out Cyberbullying

November 23, 2018

What are the ethical issues raised by Instagram's efforts to filter out cyberbullying? Read More
To Catfish or Not to Catfish?

To Catfish or Not to Catfish?

November 15, 2018

What are the ethical problems with "catfishing" online? Read More
Disrupting Journalism Ethics

Disrupting Journalism Ethics

November 14, 2018

What ethical challenges confront the public relations practitioner? Read More
Ethics in Public Relations

Ethics in Public Relations

November 14, 2018

What ethical challenges confront the public relations practitioner? Read More
Gaming the System?

Gaming the System?

November 4, 2018

What are the ethical problems with cheating in Fortnite? Read More
Boldly Going Where Studios Have Gone Before

Boldly Going Where Studios Have Gone Before

October 31, 2018

When does fan fiction cross the line from inspired creativity to unethical stealing? Read More
Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

October 25, 2018

Must we always be civil in our protests and activism? Read More
Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

October 4, 2018

What ethical issues arise when we ask employees to use their own mobile devices? Read More
AI and Online Hate Speech

AI and Online Hate Speech

September 25, 2018

Can AI save us from online hate speech? Or will it learn our worst traits? Read More
Google Assistant and the Ethics of AI

Google Assistant and the Ethics of AI

September 24, 2018

What ethical issues arise when realistic-sounding AI is used in human interactions? Read More
Moral Psychology and Media

Moral Psychology and Media

September 12, 2018

September 19, 2018: What can psychology tell us about media ethics? Read More
Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

September 12, 2018

September 25, 2018: What ethical issues are raised by cell phones at work? Read More
The Ethics of Media Criticism

The Ethics of Media Criticism

May 2, 2018

What are the ethics of media criticism in turbulent political times? Read More
Finsta Fad

Finsta Fad

April 30, 2018

What are the real ethical issues raised by fake Instagram accounts? Read More
What Exactly is Revenge Porn or Nonconsensual Pornography?

What Exactly is Revenge Porn or Nonconsensual Porn...

April 20, 2018

[ARTICLE]: Is revenge porn really simple to identify and legislate? Read More
Media Ethics and Virtual Reality

Media Ethics and Virtual Reality

April 18, 2018

What ethical issues are raised by the use of virtual reality in journalism? Read More
Biometrics, Data, and Privacy

Biometrics, Data, and Privacy

April 17, 2018

Does national security trade off with privacy in biometric identification? Read More
Anonymity, Doxing, and the Ethics of Reddit

Anonymity, Doxing, and the Ethics of Reddit

April 4, 2018

What ethical issues are created in Reddit's attempts to clean up its act? Read More
Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

April 4, 2018

Dr. David Gunkel (NIU) discusses robot rights and digital ethics. Read More
Fake News, Fake Porn, and AI

Fake News, Fake Porn, and AI

March 29, 2018

What are the ethical issues involved in the use of AI in creating fake video content? Read More
Bullying our First Amendment?

Bullying our First Amendment?

March 19, 2018

What are the legal and ethical implications of bullying by text message? Read More
danah boyd on Digital Ethics

danah boyd on Digital Ethics

March 14, 2018

Watch Dr. danah boyd's talk on digital ethics, big data, and artificial intelligence. Read More
Virtual Reality and Media Ethics

Virtual Reality and Media Ethics

January 26, 2018

April 10, 2018: What does virtual reality mean for digital ethics and journalism? Read More
Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

January 19, 2018

April 3, 2018: Do robots have rights? What do robots mean for digital ethics? Read More
The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

November 27, 2017

A panel of experts discusses the dark side of social media. Read More
Panel Shines Light on the Dark Issues of Social Media

Panel Shines Light on the Dark Issues of Social Me...

November 16, 2017

[ARTICLE] What is the dark side of social media? A panel of experts discuss privacy concerns and more in our online lives. Read More
Stressing Ethics in an Unfiltered Age

Stressing Ethics in an Unfiltered Age

March 3, 2017

It is more important than ever for members of the media to stay ethical and informed, according to Mary Bock, associate professor of in the School of Journalism, during a…
Ethical Issues in the Fight Against Revenge Porn

Ethical Issues in the Fight Against Revenge Porn

March 1, 2017

March 21, 2017: What are the ethical issues involved in online revenge porn, and what tough ethical decisions are involved in fighting it? Read More