Knight Center
Knight Center


Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age, 1st edition

Course Dates: 
Monday, November 8, 2010 - Saturday, December 4, 2010
Application Period: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 00:00 - Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 17:00
Application Deadline Time Zone: 
Austin, Texas
Course Language: 
Edward Wasserman
Course Requirements: 

* At least three years experience as a journalist
* Reporters and editors from Latin America and the Caribbean who speak, write and read English in a fluid manner
* Ability to dedicate 10-15 hours a week to the course

Course description: 

This course is designed to help students meet ethical challenges that arise in the practice of journalism. The course offers an introduction to the greater themes in moral philosophy and a practical guide on how to approach some of the most complex problems facing journalists. Students will work with real-world cases and apply practical models to make decisions that help journalists to solve problems that they face. The course also examines problems created in the new media environment and suggests forms of bringing traditional values to deal with topics of technological innovation.

Instructor Information: 

Edward Wasserman is a Knight Chair and professor of journalistic ethics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. His specialties include themes of technological changes, media control, plagiarism, source confidentiality, and conflicts of interests.


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