Media Ethics is independent. It is eclectic in editorial content, and the sponsors are not responsible for its content. It strives to provide a forum for opinion and research articles on media ethics, as well as a venue for announcements and reviews of meetings, opportunities, and publications.
Media Ethics is grateful to its sponsors, who are neither responsible for nor in control of our content. Our sponsors are:
*Web site: Kegley Institute of Ethics
Emerson College Emerson College is the nation's only four-year college devoted exclusively to the study of communication and performing arts. Emerson's School of the Arts and School of Communication both sponsor MEDIA ETHICS magazine on behalf of Emerson College and emphasize ethics in special programs, in their curricula, and in faculty research and publications. *Contact: Emerson College, 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617.824.8500;
*Web site: Emerson College
*Web site: Union University
Indiana University School of Journalism The Indiana University School of Journalism provides a permanent home for more than 170 media ethics cases on its Web site. Faculty are encouraged to use these cases in ethics courses.
*Web site: Indiana University School of Journalism
The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law is a research center located within the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Its primary mission is to conduct research on, and promote understanding of, legal and ethical issues affecting the mass media. The Silha Center also sponsors an annual lecture series; hosts forums, conferences and symposia; produces the Silha Bulletin, a quarterly newsletter, and other publications; and provides information about media law and ethics to the public. Support is provided for faculty research, and for Silha Fellows working on advanced degrees. *Contact: The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, U. of Minnesota, 111 Murphy Hall, 206 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0418; Telephone: 612.625.3421;
*Web site: The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law
*Web site: The School of Public Communication, University of Navarra
*Web site: Brigham Young University
*Web site: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Web site: Institute of General SemanticsRogers Business Solutions RBS provides enhanced voice and data services to various government and commercial enterprises across a broad range of vertical markets. These services include international voice and exchange services, data access and wholesale and resale services for multinational companies with locations throughout Canada. RBS strongly supports ethical behaviour in business and in the media. *Web site: Rogers Business Solutions ; Telephone: 416.935.6060
Our sponsors and, of course, our authors are MEDIA ETHICS' main sources of support, but there are others to whom we also want to express our gratitude: The Grand Masonic Lodge of Massachusetts, particularly Grand Secretary Arthur Johnson, Grand Master Jeffrey Hodgson, and Assistant Grand Treasurer Craig MacPherson for providing the space and other facilities that enable the MEDIA ETHICS office to function. Our hosts at the Institute of Communications Research of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, who not only are publishers of the magazine, handling the fiscal and contractual functions with aplomb, but also are contributing financially to MEDIA ETHICS as a sponsor. The Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, which generously contributes not only to MEDIA ETHICS, but also to many other journalism ethics programs and initiatives. We also want to give thanks and recognition for the significant support of the following individuals and groups: Helen Stark, Mark Fackler, the Dept. of Communications at Calvin College, Robert Gardner, and anonymous individuals. The voluntary donations of each of these friends is extremely important to us.