Call for Chapters: Media Ethics, Edited Collection


Call for Chapters: Media Ethics, Edited Collection

Paul Booth, DePaul University
Amber Davisson, DePaul University

Among readers as well as teachers and students, there is a strong interest in understanding the complex ethical issues raised by seemingly omnipresent media forces. We invite submissions for an edited collection that deals broadly with current issues in contemporary media ethics. The book will deal with ethical issues facing both media producers and consumers. We welcome essays that discuss ethical issues facing media professionals in both print and broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, and entertainment. These essays may deal with issues raised by emerging technologies, convergence media, or more established mass media outlets. Beyond the discussion of ethical issues facing media professionals, we are also invite essays that address private media consumption and production practices. We are interested in both classical and contemporary philosophical approaches to media ethics.

Essays may explore, but are certainly not limited to, the following topics:

  • Changing perspectives on media and privacy
  • The evolution of intellectual property rights (copyright, trademark, and patent law)
  • Citizen Journalist
  • Pornography
  • Information Ethics
  • Comedy News Shows
  • Political Opinion/Commentary Shows
  • Photoshop
  • Defamation
  • Diversity and Representation in Film and Television
  • Native Advertising
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Please submit proposals of 300-500 words with a brief biographical statement and contact information via email attachment to Paul Booth and Amber Davisson at no later than March 30th 2014. Notice of acceptance will be sent out by May 2014 and completed essays accepted for publication will be due in September 2014.


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