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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA)
Journalism Ethics
Journalism Ethics
Fall 2017
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juniors and seniors only
SMPA 2111W

Roberts, Huebner
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Principles of media ethics; application to contemporary and developing issues and challenges in journalism.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Identify ethical issues facing contemporary media professionals; learn how to analyze the arguments on all sides of those issues; come to a conclusion about the proper ethical course that should be followed; and explain and defend that conclusion. 2. Understand the process of ethical decision-making, including the role of ombudsmen, public editors, codes of conduct, in-house and outside seminars, media critics, bloggers, crowd sourcing and citizen journalists. 3. Learn how to analyze any intellectual problem that involves conflicting arguments and values. The thinking process taught and used here has a wide application far beyond the specific subject of media ethics.
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