Join us for a talk by Stephen Ward, Distinguished Lecturer of Ethics, and former director of the UBC School of Journalism, entitled “An Ethic for Engaged Journalism?” on Monday March 7, 2016, 12:45 to 2:00 PM.
Much of today’s journalism is digital and global. It is more personal, interpretive, and engaged, altering notions of objectivity. A previous professional consensus in journalism ethics is now a fragmented archipelago of different views on the practice.
This talk asks whether a new ethical framework is possible or desirable. If so, what would it look like? Drawing on his latest book, Radical Media Ethics, Prof. Ward will argue that a new ethic must overcome “four dualisms” of past journalism ethics and re-think notions of responsible, public journalism.
The event will be held Room 104 at the School of Journalism. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP for the talk here.
Stephen J. A. Ward, PhD, is an internationally recognized media ethicist, author and educator, living in Madison, WI. He is Distinguished Lecturer in Ethics at the University of British Columbia, founding director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin, and acting co-chair of the Ethics Committee of the Canadian Association of Journalists.
He was a war correspondent, foreign reporter and newsroom manager for 14 years and has received a lifetime award for service to professional journalism in Canada. He was associate editor of the Journal of Media Ethics and is currently editor-in-chief of the forthcoming Springer Handbook for Global Media Ethics. His latest book, Radical Media Ethics: A Global Approach appeared in June 2015.