PHIL 240 Media Ethics

This course offers a critical study of ethical issues in the field of communication and media, including print and non-print journalism, radio and television broadcasting, advertising, and to a lesser extent entertainment media such as movies and television programming. Possible topics will include the role of media in a free society, social and ethical responsibilities of media professionals, professional code of ethics, conflicts of interest, truthfulness and deception, privacy versus the public's right to know, when does "news judgment" become censorship, journalism ethics in the online age, what's fair in advertising and public relations, ethics and interviewing, and ethical dimensions of entertainment.




C3, GE