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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.


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The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, University of Minnesota,

The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation,

The Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

Indiana University School of Journalism

Kegley Insitute of Ethics,

Fair Media Council,

Universidad de Navarra Facultad de Comunicación,

College of Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University.

Time Warner Inc.,

The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, 

Department of Communications & Rhetorical Studies, Duquesne University,

General Communications Incorporated General Communications Incorporated GCI (NASDAQ: GNCMA) is the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. A pioneer in bundled services, GCI provides local, long distance and wireless telephone, cable television, Internet and data communications services throughout Alaska. More information about the company may be found Online: http://www.gci.com; Telephone: 907.265.5600.

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation was established in 1982 by Edith Kenney Gaylord to support projects designed to improve the quality and ethical standards of journalism. The Foundation serves charitable, scientific and educational purposes, including the improvement of the quality of the practice of journalism among various media. Foundation support includes funding for creative projects and research that promotes excellence in journalism and instills and encourages high ethical standards in journalism. Funding is not available to individuals, but is available to formal organizations via an application and review process. Contact: Nancy Woodson, Program Officer or Sarah Roberts, Assistant Program Officer, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, Oklahoma Tower, 210 Park Avenue, Suite 3150, Oklahoma City, OK 73102;Telephone: 405.604.5388; Fax: 405.604.0297; E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.journalismfoundation.org.

College of Mass Communication Middle Tennessee State University The College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University inspires intellectual freedom, experience and creativity. It's educational purpose is to stimulate success and responsibility among learners, giving them knowledge and skill in mass communication and critical thinking with which they can service their communities and exercise freedom of expression. Core values of the College are humanism, intellectual diversity, research and creative work, and critical thinking. With 14 undergraduate and graduate programs in journalism, electronic media, and the music recording industry, the College is one of the largest in the world. Anchored in free expression, the College is home to the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies and the Office of Communication Research. Contact: Dr. John Omachonu, Acting Dean, College of Communications, Seigenthaler Center for First Amendment Studies, Box 51, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132. Telephone: 615.898.2195.

The Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Institute offers a Ph.D. in communications within the traditions of social scientific research, historic-cultural interpretation, linguistics, and political economy. Its B.S. degree in Media Studies is rooted in the liberal arts. The Institute develops intellectually productive approaches to cultural, political, ethical and social challenges of the global communications economy. Public service and social responsibility are emphasized in the curriculum and research projects. Work in ethics is required of undergraduates and doctoral dissertations in communication ethics are an option. Contact: Bruce Williams, Director, Institute of Communications Research, College of Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 810 S. Wright St., Suite 228, Urbana, IL 61801. Telephone: 217.333.1549; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Web site: http://www.comm.uiuc.edu/

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.

Fair Media Council A 501(c)(3) mediawatch organization dedicated to keeping media responsible and responsive to the public it serves. Based on Long Island, the Council is supported by more than 200 businesses and non-profit organizations that recognize quality local news coverage means strong communities. Contact: Fair Media Council, Briarcliffe College, 1055 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714. Telephone: 516.224.1860; Web site: http://www.fairmediacouncil.org.

Facultad de Comunicación Universidad de Navarra The School of Public Communication, University of Navarra, offered the first Spanish academic degree in journalism starting in 1958. Since that time, it has offered both graduate and undergraduate degrees in three different sequences: Advertising, Radio, Film and Television, and Journalism. Each sequence includes specific courses involving media ethics. Contact: José J. Sánchez-Aranda, Facultad de Comunicación, Universidad de Navarra, Pamploma, España; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Indiana University School of Journalism The Indiana University School of Journalism provides a permanent home for more than 170 media ethics cases on its website. Faculty are encouraged to use the cases in ethics courses which may be found online at http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethics/. For more information, contact David Boeyink, IU School of Journalism, 940 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Phone: 812-855-9821. The Kegley Institute of Ethics The Kegley Institute of Ethics is committed to stimulating ethical thought and reflection on the CSUB campus and in our service region. We host major lectures, panels and workshops and we sponsor scholarships and research for faculty and students. Information may be found at www.csub.edu/kie. Contact Christopher Meyers, Ph.D., Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield CA 93311, 661-654-3149.