Sources and Sorcery: The Ethics of Creating, Curating, and Consuming Media

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Dr. Deni Elliott of University of South Florida will speak about the ethics of consuming, sharing, and generating media. 

The change from analog to digital media transformed the creation, curation, and consumption of media in ways as earthshattering as the printing press and the telegraph. Every person accessing the internet has power to create, curate, and consume mass communication, whether used intentionally or not. Our virtual footprints exceed the size and impact of those on the physical world, resulting in ethical responsibilities for every person, organization, corporation, and government who sends, receives, and shares information. This discussion will explore those responsibilities and ideally conclude with agreement on how applied understanding of these responsibilities can help us become better citizens.

Dr. Deni Elliott has a BA in Communication from University of Maryland, MA in Philosophy from Wayne State University, and an EdD in Philosophy of Education from Harvard University. She is the author or co-author of more than 200 articles and book chapters and eleven books on topics spanning education, ethics, and communications. She has also co-produced three video-documentaries and co-hosted a weekly two-minute radio show on ethics for Montana Public Radio that was syndicated through Public Radio Exchange.

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Summer B 2022




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