J825 Schedule and Readings – Fall 2018
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Week: DateTopicReadings (All readings that are not full books are on Canvas)Discussion LeaderResearch Project Pieces Due
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2: 9/10Introduction, research interests, course plan
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3: 9/17Journalism's principles, practices and rolesKovach, B., & Rosenstiel, T. (2014). The elements of journalism: What newspeople should know and the public should expect. Three Rivers Press (CA).KatyCraft of Research, Chapters 1 and 2

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4: 9/24Development of media norms and practicesSiebert, F., Peterson, T. B., Peterson, T., & Schramm, W. (1956). Four theories of the press: The authoritarian, libertarian, social responsibility, and Soviet communist concepts of what the press should be and do. University of Illinois press. Introduction and Chapter 3, The Social Responsibility Theory of the Press.RobCraft of Research, Chapters 3 and 4

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Christians, C. G., Glasser, T., McQuail, D., Nordenstreng, K., & White, R. A. (2010). Beyond four theories of the press. In Normative theories of the media: Journalism in democratic societies. University of Illinois Press.
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Meyers, C. (Ed.). (2010). Journalism ethics: A philosophical approach. Oxford University Press. Chapters 4 and 7
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NewFrom Rob (please try to at least skim): Adams-Bloom, T., & Cleary, J. (2009). Staking a claim for social responsibility: An argument for the dual responsibility model. The international journal on media management, 11(1), 1-8.
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NewFrom Rob (please try to at least skim):Coates Nee, R. (2014). Social responsibility theory and the digital nonprofits: Should the government aid online news startups?. Journalism, 15(3), 326-343.
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5: 10/1Ethics theoryPlaisance, P. L. (2013). Media ethics: Key principles for responsible practice. Sage Publications. Chapters 1, 2 and 3.Sarah Craft of Research, Chapters 5 and 6

IRB proposal if needed
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Meyers, Chapters 1 and 2
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Ferré, J. P. (2008). A short history of media ethics in the United States. In The handbook of mass media ethics (pp. 29-41). Routledge.
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Ward, Stephen JA. What is ethics? in Ethics and the media: An introduction. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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6: 10/8Ethics theory in digital contextsCouldry, N. (2013). Why media ethics still matters. Global media ethics: Problems and perspectives, 13-28.HollyAnnotated bibliography
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Meyers, Introduction and Chapter 8
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Singer, J. B. (2006). The socially responsible existentialist: A normative emphasis for journalists in a new media environment. Journalism studies, 7(1), 2-18.
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Singer, J. B. (2003). Who are these guys? The online challenge to the notion of journalistic professionalism. Journalism, 4(2), 139-163.
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7: 10/15Writing workshop
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8: 10/22Objectivity and truthMeyers, Chapter 9PeterProject progress individual meetings (schedule time with Katy during this week)
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Schudson, M. (2001). The objectivity norm in American journalism. Journalism, 2(2), 149–170.
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Tuchman, G. (1972). Objectivity as strategic ritual: An examination of newsmen’s notions of objectivity. American Journal of Sociology, 77(4), 660–679.
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Shirky, C. (2013). Truth without scarcity, ethics without force. In The new ethics of journalism: Principles for the 21st century. SAGE/CQ Press.
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9: 10/29Responsibility and harmMeyers, Chapters 22 and 23ShezadCraft of Research, Chapters 7 and 8
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Ward, Stephen JA. Media harm and offense. In Ethics and the media: An introduction. Cambridge University Press, 2011. Chapter 5.
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10: 11/5PrivacyMeyers, Chapters 14 and 15KatyShort outline of findings
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Dennen, V. P. (2012). When public words are not data. Online authorship, consent, and reasonable expectations of privacy. Digital ethics, 21-38.
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11: 11/12Transparency and AccountabilityCraft, S. (2017). Distinguishing features: Reconsidering the link between journalism’s professional status and ethics. Journalism & Communication Monographs, 19(4), 260-301.Kruthika (Kru)Craft of Research, Chapters 9 to 12
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Glasser, T. L., & Ettema, J. S. (2008). Ethics and eloquence in journalism: An approach to press accountability. Journalism Studies, 9(4), 512-534.Project progress individual meetings (schedule time with Katy during this week)
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Plaisance, P.L. "The concept of media accountability reconsidered." Journal of Mass Media Ethics 15, no. 4 (2000): 257-268.
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12: 11/19Engagement and communityPlaisance, P. L. (2013). Media ethics: Key principles for responsible practice. Sage Publications. Chapter 10.Natalie
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Meyers, Chapter 11
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13: 11/26Ethics of public communicationMeyers, Chapters 17 and 19BrookeFull outline of report
Craft of Research, Chapters 13 to 17
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Wasserman, Edward. (2009). Conflict of Interest Enters a New Age. In Wilkins, L.; Christians, C. (Ed.), The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics (pp. 229–241). New York: Routledge.
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14: 12/3Research presentationsCompleted presentation
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15: 12/10No class
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