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Media and Ethics

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Attendance: Sign-up and continuous attendance appreciated but not required.

Seminar focusing on media and ethics will cover the most prominent issues such as the philosophical foundations, theoretical approaches and journalistic guidelines. Each session will consist of 50 minutes of presentation, followed by discussion. In the final session, participants will have the opportunity to present their own case studies.

Taught by Visiting Fulbright Professor Mine Gencel Bek, professor at the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication, Ankara University. Her publications cover a wide range of issues: the political economy of Turkish media; the media policies in the European Union and Turkey; media professionals and textual analysis of news in press and TV on issues such as tabloidization and representation of women and children. Common to all of her work is criticism of unethical practices of irresponsible media and the call for the democratization of societies for freedom and equality, and the democratization of the media, with a special focus on journalism.

Jan/08 Wed 02:00PM-04:00PM 4-144
Philosophical foundations of ethics and communication ethics

Jan/15 Wed 02:00PM-04:00PM 4-144
Journalism ethics: Theoretical approaches (classical, dialogical and social responsibility)

Jan/22 Wed 02:00PM-04:00PM 4-144
Journalism guidelines. Peace journalism and ethics.

Jan/29 Wed 02:00PM-04:00PM 4-144
Presentation and discussion of case studies of participants


Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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MIT Building 4, Room 144
182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States


Becky Shepardson
Andrew Whitacre Written by Andrew Whitacre