Announcements

Upcoming and past meetings, events and seminars related to media ethics are shared here. The announcements that follow are based on information supplied by the organizations involved or other sponsors. If you wish to have announcements of future meetings published in Media Ethics, pelase send program and contact infromation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as early as possible. 


Call for Donations: Association for Practical & Professional Ethics

After celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the founding of APPE in 2016, the Association is now faced with both the challenge and the opportunity of finding a new Host Institution.

In March of 2016, Indiana University announced it would repurpose the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions and informed the Association that it would need to find a new host. The APPE Executive Board and Staff immediately sent an announcement requesting proposals to host the Association to all Association Members and Friends in July. During the Executive Board meeting in October all completed proposals were reviewed.

The Executive Board is extremely grateful to all institutions that applied and hopes to be able to announce the new host institution at the APPE International Conference in Dallas, Texas in February 2017.

The strength, vitality and important contributions the Association is making to the profession are clear from the quality of the proposals received from all over. However, the costs for relocation were not part of the 2017 APPE budget and the APPE is in need of your financial help. Your gift at this time is tax deductible and is critically important to help the Association move through this transition year.

Please use one of the following options to show your support for the Association:
You can donate by using the Give Now link on the APPE homepage (http://appe.indiana.edu); you can call Beth Works at the APPE Offices (812-855-6540); you can fax your credit card information to the APPE secure fax machine (812-856-4969); or you can mail a check to our offices at: 618 E. Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405. If you need assistance, please contact Beth Works (812-855-6450).

Donors will be recognized in the Association’s International Conference Program and on the APPE website as champions in practical and professional ethics.

BEA Super-Regional Conference

Dates: October 13 - 15, 2016

Join the Broadcast Education Association and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina for the first annual Fall Super-Regional Conference, October 13‌ - 15, 2016 in Columbia, SC. This three-day conference will feature academic training workshops, topical and timely panel discussions, and competitions for both scholarly research and creative works.

Registration deadline for the conference is October 1, 2016. More information about registration can be found here:  https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/journalism_and_mass_communications/bea/registration.php

 The Walter Cronkite Conference on Media Ethics and Integrity in St. Joseph, MO

Dates: November 3 - 4, 2016

The third annual Walter Cronkite Conference on Media Ethics and Integrity (www.missouriwestern.edu/cronkiteconference), sponsored by Missouri Western State University and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Media Ethics division will be held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri on November 3 and 4.

This year, the conference will include a Cronkite “100th birthday party,” a showing of a film featuring the CBS/Cronkite coverage of the President Kennedy assassination, live showings of one-act performances of “Harry and Walter” (President Harry Truman and CBS newsman Walter Cronkite) and “Cronkite” (multimedia performance of Cronkite’s appearance on Larry King Live Sept. 11, 2002) and a tour of the Walter Cronkite Memorial (www.waltercronkite-memorial.org).

  • For any logistical questions, contact co-chair Bob Bergland: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration: 26th Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Conference

Registration Deadline: November 28, 2016

Conference Dates: February 23, 2017 - February 26, 2017

The Registration site for the 2017 Annual Conference is now open! You can access the site through the Registration page of the APPE Annual Conference at the following link:

http://appe.indiana.edu/annual-conference/annual-conference-registration/

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a multidisciplinary, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics. They facilitate and support collaboration among scholars and teachers, business and government leaders, and professionals from all areas concerned with the practical application of ethics and values.

The 2017 Annual Conference will convene at the Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel in Dallas, Texas from February 23, 2017 - February 26, 2017. Additional information about the hotel and information about reservations can be found on the Hotel page of the Annual Conference website. Note: Early bird registration ends November 28.

 

Call for Applications: Ethics Fellows-in-Residence Program 2017-2018 at Harvard University’s Safra Center

 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

 

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications from a broad range of researchers who will work over the course of the year on pressing issues in ethics. Faculty, postdoctoral scholars, practitioners, and researchers from industry, government, and NGOs seeking sabbatical time to pursue research directly relevant to ethical issues are eligible to apply.

 

The majority of Fellows are selected in relation to an annual theme, but in each year some "open" slots will be reserved for applicants working on any issue in ethics. Each year, the goal will be to craft a cohort in which "thematic" fellows and "open" fellows will all find valuable intellectual partnerships to support and spur their work. For the 2017-18 academic year, the theme at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics will be “Political Economy and Justice.”

 

The one-year fellowship term runs the course of the academic year, typically from the beginning of September through the end of May. All Fellows-in-Residence will be expected to devote the majority of their time to their individual projects and to participate in regular work-in-progress seminars. In addition, Fellows whose work intersects most directly with the annual theme will be invited to participate in the thematic components of the Center's programming, which consists of public lectures, conferences, and workshops.

 

  • Deadline: The deadline date for receipt of applications for projects beginning September 2017 is December 1, 2016.
  • For more information on the application process and the program itself, please visit the Center's website at  http://ethics.harvard.edu/fellows-in-residence

 

 

Call for Applications: McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University

 

Application Deadline: Dec. 12, 2016

 

For 2017-2018, the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford seeks to appoint up to four new postdoctoral fellows in either Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellows or General Ethics Fellows. The two types of fellows have some distinct training opportunities and responsibilities, but they form a common community in the Center’s intellectual life. 

 

Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellowship

 

The program is rooted in the Center’s commitment to bring ethical reflection to bear on pressing social problems. Addressing many of these social problems involves knowledge of the work of social science, law, and the life sciences. To be considered for either fellowship, applicants must have normative training and hold a Ph.D in Philosophy or Political Science. Scholars with a J.D. are also eligible so long as their research interests focus on ethical dimensions of public policy or law. Fellows will participate in the regular intellectual life of the Center for Ethics in Society by attending weekly workshops, other events, and professional training opportunities.  They also will interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Program and contribute to an interdisciplinary ethics community throughout the University.

 

General Ethics Fellowship

 

Some selected fellows will be part of our longstanding postdoctoral program that is more broadly open to candidates with substantial normative research in any area within philosophy or political science. For 2017-18, there is special interest in candidates with research interests in inequality, global justice, environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, and ethics and technology, but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests. Qualifications and activities are similar to those of the Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellowship, with the addition of teaching one class a year.

 

  • For both types of fellowships, the appointment term is September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018. The initial term may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D by June 30, 2017. Candidates should have completed the appropriate degree before September, 2014. The application deadline is December 12, 2016 (5:00 pm PST).
  • Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its scholarly community. We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions. Salaries are competitive
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages double-spaced), three letters of recommendation, a one-page research statement (single spaced), and a teaching portfolio. All applicants will be considered for both types of fellowships, and finalists will be consulted about which program is the better fit. Applications will be collected via Interfolio. 
  • Please refer to the Center’s website ( https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/postdoc-fellows/application-process) for information about how to submit your materials. If you have questions, please contact Anne Newman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Call for Submissions: 26th Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Conference

Deadline for Submission: October 14, 2016

Conference Dates: February 23 - 26, 2017

This call invites individuals from all disciplines and professions interested in advancing scholarship, teaching and a general understanding of practical and professional ethics. Submissions are invited on ethical issues in all fields including business, engineering, government, media, law, medicine, science and technology as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary issues that cut across professions such as biomedical, educational, environmental, public health and research.

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a multidisciplinary, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics. They facilitate and support collaboration among scholars and teachers, business and government leaders, and professionals from all areas concerned with the practical application of ethics and values.

Submissions are invited in the following categories: Individual Presentations, Panel Discussions, Pedagogical Demonstrations, Case Studies, Posters, Creative Arts (e.g., short play, poetry, or fiction), and Book submissions of recent works in ethics.

In practice, one individual submission per person will be accepted.

APPE will be using EasyChair for all submissions, except for Book submissions. Only authors submitting books will need to complete the submission form and email it to the APPE Office.  All other submissions will go through the APPE EasyChair site. Please, see the Submission Guidelines page for additional information.

Submission deadline for Program and Book Submissions (including abstracts only for the Special Paper Competition Submissions) is October 14, 2016. The conference itself will convene at the Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel in Dallas, Texas from February 23, 2017 - February 26, 2017.

Page Center Funds Online Modules Focused on Ethics and Integrity in Communications

The Arthur W. Page Center is organizing and funding an initiative that will strengthen the role of ethics education in communications classrooms. With Center support, 11 experts will build online modules on specific ethics topics that teachers and professors all over the world can use in their courses.

Based on research, the Center identified 14 areas that are most frequently included in public relations curricula. The teaching modules will provide an in-depth view of each area and give communications instructors relevant and research-based lesson plans.

Content will be standardized so students can seamlessly move from one module to another to gain insight into the different topics. The final lessons will be available on the Page Center website in 2017. They will also be shared broadly with communications classrooms across the globe.

Module topics include, but are not limited to: ethical decision-making, digital ethics, public relations writing, and corporate social responsibility.

More information can be found on the Page Center website:  http://comm.psu.edu/page-center/article/research-grants-connect-public-relations-faculty 

Nominations for Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism

Deadline for Nominations: February 13, 2017

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication is now accepting nominations for the 17th Annual Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism. The nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Up to three $5,000 awards are given annually. More information is available at the link below including information about nomination requirements, last year's winners, and a link to nomination forms.


Reports


Reports on the various conferences, seminars, meetings, and similar gatherings that attract media ethics scholars and practitioners have always been a part of Media Ethics magazine. Over the years, reports of meetings of a number of organizations have been published on an irregular basis. 

We would like to expand our coverage of such events, and the editor would welcome hearing from any readers whose regular attendance at meetings such as those of the APPE, AEJMC, BEA, SPJ, SCA, ICA, PTC, etc. would allow them to prepare and provide pertinent reports—including what the “buzz” in hallways might have been—of these meetings to Media Ethics for publication.

                                                                                John Michael Kittross, Editor

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Cooper Research on Teaching of Ethics in the Pacific Region

It is anticipated that the unabridged version of Tom Cooper’s report on his research into teaching ethics in the Pacific Region, mentioned briefly earlier, will be published in its entirety in the near future in various formats and periodicals. Among them, Teaching Ethics magazine will publish it in two parts, and an abridged version will run in Ethical Space.

Cooper’s Learning from Ethicists: Part 2, How Ethics is Taught at Leading Institutions in the Pacific Region is a companion piece to his 2008 study of the teaching of ethics in the Atlantic Region, which included ethicists at such universities as Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Princeton, and Edinburgh. Cooper’s headquarters for the Pacific portion of the study was at the East-West Center in Hawaii. 

The two studies, combined, provide an overview of how 80 ethicists (40 from each region) improve their instruction over time, address ethical issues within their own teaching practices, learn from others—and more. Details, including creative innovations and other methods and techniques are presented for each study.

The findings of both studies are compared, and also aggregated with analysis and recommendations. 

Further information (including an on-line copy of the final report) can be obtained from Cooper at Emerson College (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), the Squire Foundation (www.squirefoundation.org) as well as at the two periodicals mentioned in the first paragraph.