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  • Mass Media Ethics syllabus

    Syllabus for an undergraduate upper-division Mass Media Ethics course that includes fundamental instruction on how to apply classical ethics philosophies to contemporary media dilemmas (in PR, advertising and entertainment as well as journalism), The course culminates with students making small-group presentations on real-life media dilemmas that they choose, research and analyze themselves. This syllabus for this course, taught by one of the authors of "Controversies in Media Ethics" 3rd edition, links to case studies, outlines, quizzes and discussion questions for each chapter.

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