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Weather Media in the Public Sphere

Weather Media in the Public Sphere

May 2, 2019

What are the implications of our communication about weather for our democratic public sphere? Read More
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Race, Democracy, and Media

Race, Democracy, and Media

April 16, 2019

How does America's struggle with current and past oppression intersect with media practices? Read More
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Race, Democracy, and Media

Race, Democracy, and Media

March 6, 2019

April 9, 2019: How does America's struggle with current and past oppression intersect with media practices? Read More
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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
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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
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Disrupting Journalism Ethics

Disrupting Journalism Ethics

November 14, 2018

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

Ethics in Public Relations

November 14, 2018

What ethical challenges confront the public relations practitioner? Read More
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Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

October 25, 2018

Must we always be civil in our protests and activism? Read More
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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
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Disrupting Journalism Ethics

Disrupting Journalism Ethics

September 13, 2018

November 5, 2018: Can journalism ethics be revised to meet the new challenges to democracy? Read More
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Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

September 12, 2018

October 16, 2018: Is it ever ethical to not be civil in communicating with others? Read More
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Ethics in Public Relations

Ethics in Public Relations

September 12, 2018

October 30, 2018: What ethical choices face the public relations professional? Read More
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Moral Psychology and Media

Moral Psychology and Media

September 12, 2018

September 19, 2018: What can psychology tell us about media ethics? Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Real Ethics of Fake News

The Real Ethics of Fake News

March 20, 2018

Dr. Scott Stroud (UT Austin) explores the complex ethics of fake news. Read More
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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
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News Media and Democracy

News Media and Democracy

March 12, 2018

Dr. Talia Stroud (UT Austin) discusses how to engage newsrooms in the digital age. Read More
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Idealized Images of Women in the Media

Idealized Images of Women in the Media

March 2, 2018

Watch Dr. Kate Pounders (UT Austin) discuss idealized images of women in the media. Read More
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Media Criticism in Turbulent Times

Media Criticism in Turbulent Times

February 14, 2018

April 25, 2018: What is the role of media criticism in our turbulent political times? Read More
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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
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News Media and Democracy

News Media and Democracy

January 23, 2018

February 22, 2018: Can the news media save democracy? Can scholars save the news media? Read More
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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
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Hacking Big Data

Hacking Big Data

January 19, 2018

March 6, 2018: danah boyd explores whether democracy and big data can coexist. Read More
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The Real Ethics of Fake News

The Real Ethics of Fake News

January 19, 2018

February 27, 2018: What ethical challenges wait for us in the fight against fake news? Read More
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Idealized Images of Women in the Media

Idealized Images of Women in the Media

January 19, 2018

February 6, 2018: What are the ethical problems with representations of women in the media? Read More
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The Ethics of Climate Change Communication

The Ethics of Climate Change Communication

December 11, 2017

Watch Dr. Jean Goodwin discuss the ethics of climate change communication. Read More
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Dr. Scott Stroud on the Media Ethics Initiative

Dr. Scott Stroud on the Media Ethics Initiative

December 4, 2017

The Media Ethics Initiative examines the choices, consequences, and values involved in our communicative activities. Read More
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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
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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
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The Ethics of Climate Communication

The Ethics of Climate Communication

November 7, 2017

An interview with Dr. Jean Goodwin about science communication, rhetoric, and ethics. Read More
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Philosopher Discusses New Media’s Threat to Democracy

Philosopher Discusses New Media’s Threat to ...

November 3, 2017

[ARTICLE] Gregory Pappas discusses how new media inhibits deeper learning and threatens the health of democracy. Read More
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New Media, Education, and Democracy

New Media, Education, and Democracy

November 2, 2017

Dr. Gregory Pappas (Texas A&M) discusses the meaning of new media on democracy and education. Read More
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Moral Psychology on Why We Love Stories

Moral Psychology on Why We Love Stories

October 27, 2017

Watch Dr. Robert Lewis (UT Austin) talk about moral psychology and our love of stories. Read More
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Anthems and Activism in the NFL

Anthems and Activism in the NFL

October 16, 2017

Watch Dr. Michael Butterworth (UT Austin) discuss the ethical issues raised by the NFL anthem protests. Read More
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The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

October 3, 2017

November 6, 2017: What is the dark side to our social media use? What can be done to improve our social media landscape? Read More
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Stories, Ethics, and Media Psychology

Stories, Ethics, and Media Psychology

October 3, 2017

October 19, 2017: What are the ethical implications of mediated stories? Read More
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Anthems and Activism in the NFL

Anthems and Activism in the NFL

October 3, 2017

October 11, 2017: What are the ethics of the NFL anthem protests and the media coverage of them? Read More
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Media, Democracy, and Education

Media, Democracy, and Education

September 26, 2017

October 26, 2017: How do new media technologies affect our democracy and educational efforts? Read More
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The Ethics of Green Advertising

The Ethics of Green Advertising

September 26, 2017

Watch Dr. Lucy Atkinson (UT Austin) talk about the promises and pitfalls of green consumption on Youtube! Read More
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Ethics and Climate Communication

Ethics and Climate Communication

September 26, 2017

November 14, 2017: What are the ethical choices being made when arguers claim that there is a scientific consensus backing their stance on climate change? Read More
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The Ethics of Green Advertising

The Ethics of Green Advertising

September 18, 2017

September 21, 2017: Interested in the ethics of green advertising and the push for sustainability? Listen to Dr. Lucy Atkinson (UT Austin) talk about her research on sustainable consumption. Read…
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Rhetorics of the Good Life

Rhetorics of the Good Life

March 16, 2017

May 3, 2017: What is the nature of the good life and virtuous communication in the present social environment? Read More
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Moral Psychology and Media Practice

Moral Psychology and Media Practice

March 8, 2017

April 10, 2017: How does human psychology inform media ethics? Read More
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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…
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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
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Journalism Ethics and Social Media

Journalism Ethics and Social Media

December 19, 2016

February 16, 2017: Journalistic ethics are no longer just for journalists. The digital media environment has flattened the information playing field, giving long-standing news institutions the same access to an…
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Journalism and Media Bias

Journalism and Media Bias

December 13, 2016

January 31, 2017: Is the media biased? How do you even start to answer that question? Join us for a provocative talk by Dr. Robert Jensen... Read More
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Ambedkar, Social Justice, and Buddhist Right Speech

Ambedkar, Social Justice, and Buddhist Right Speec...

December 12, 2016

January 24, 2017: Following the 2013 release of Navayana's annotated critical edition of B. R. Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste with an introductory essay by Arundhati Roy, Dalit (ex-Untouchable) activists angrily…
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Trump, Clinton, and the Race for the Presidency

Trump, Clinton, and the Race for the Presidency

December 9, 2016

November 2, 2016: From their announcement speeches to the final debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have rhetorically constructed portraits of American democracy in their campaign rhetoric. What do those…
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Advertising, Ethics, and Culture

Advertising, Ethics, and Culture

December 9, 2016

October 13, 2016: How do advertising practitioners in other cultures confront ethical issues? Read More
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