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Meet the Citizen Scholars: Jason Head

HeadShotJason Head is currently a senior in the Department of Radio-Television-Film in the Moody College of Communication. His interest in media ethics stems from the growing importance of an information technologies and the power of media producers to have an impact on the expression and dissemination of ideas. As a Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar, he hopes to take a closer look at the ethical dilemmas that surround media production in order to build a stronger background for his own work as a content creator. He is also interested in exploring different critical lenses for thinking about the effects of new and old media. When he’s not studying communication and media at UT Austin, Jason keeps busy working in the Austin film scene and keeping up with the latest developments in the film industry.

Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholars are part of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship program at the University of Texas at Austin. This internship is open to students in all UT colleges, schools, and departments. Citizen Scholars earn credits and valuable experience by working with the Media Ethics Initiative to promote reflection on media ethics among students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. They gain valuable experience by assisting the organizing and promotion of Media Ethics Initiative events, as well as by researching and writing case studies in media ethics. Interested UT Austin students can sign up for 1, 2, or 3 credit internship for the fall or spring semester. For more information on the Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar program, visit here.

Meet the Citizen Scholars: Morgan Malouf

headshotMorgan Malouf is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Rhetoric and Writing, along with a minor in Communication Studies. When she’s not studying communication and rhetoric, she enjoys wake boarding, being an active member of Delta Delta Delta, and playing guitar. Morgan is very interested in media ethics because she intends to pursue a law degree after her studies conclude at UT Austin. She finds reading about difficult ethical issues in media practices and writing case studies to be challenging but fun, and she’s excited to learn more about modern communication technologies before she starts law school. Morgan hopes to use the Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar internship as a way to learn more about the ethical issues in communication and to hear from researchers about the contemporary challenges of media use.

Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholars are part of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship program at the University of Texas at Austin. This internship is open to students in all UT colleges, schools, and departments. Citizen Scholars earn credits and valuable experience by working with the Media Ethics Initiative to promote reflection on media ethics among students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. They gain valuable experience by assisting the organizing and promotion of Media Ethics Initiative events, as well as by researching and writing case studies in media ethics. Interested UT Austin students can sign up for a 1, 2, or 3 credit internship for the fall or spring semester. For more information on the Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar program, visit here.

Meet the Citizen Scholars: Sabrina Stoffels

stoffels.jpgSabrina Stoffels is a senior Human Relations major and Spanish minor at the University of Texas at Austin. She became particularly interested in media ethics after taking Dr. Scott Stroud’s Communication Ethics course at UT Austin. Sabrina looks forward to the opportunity provided by the Citizen Scholar internship to conduct research and write useful case studies on important topics in media ethics. She is especially interested in the intersections among communication, human rights, social justice, and mental health awareness. When she’s not studying for her courses, Sabrina serves as the Social Media Publicity Officer for “Campus Events + Entertainment” and is working toward her certification as a conflict mediator. She also enjoys going to theater, dance, and comedy performances around Austin.

Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholars are part of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship program at the University of Texas at Austin. This internship is open to students in all UT colleges, schools, and departments. Citizen Scholars earn credits and valuable experience by working with the Media Ethics Initiative to promote reflection on media ethics among students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. They gain valuable experience by assisting the organizing and promotion of Media Ethics Initiative events, as well as by researching and writing case studies in media ethics. Interested UT Austin students can sign up for a 1, 2, or 3 credit internship for the fall or spring semester. For more information on the Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar program, visit here.

Meet the Citizen Scholars: Haley Turner

IMG_1748Haley Turner is a Psychology major with a minor in Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Outside of her studies, she finds time to play golf, do yoga, read, and spend time around Austin. After taking the CMS 322E: Communication Ethics course at UT Austin, she found the topic of media ethics to be very compelling. Haley has always been interested in hearing all the different viewpoints and approaches that can be taken concerning ethical situations, so she is excited to explore more of these types of issues in media use during her Citizen Scholar internship with the Media Ethics Initiative. She hopes to use this internship to challenge herself to learn more about this important subfield of ethics, and she’s excited to get a better insight on the sort of research that goes on in universities and graduate programs concerning communication and ethics.

Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholars are part of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship program at the University of Texas at Austin. This internship is open to students in all UT colleges, schools, and departments. Citizen Scholars earn credits and valuable experience by working with the Media Ethics Initiative to promote reflection on media ethics among students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. They gain valuable experience by assisting the organizing and promotion of Media Ethics Initiative events, as well as by researching and writing case studies in media ethics. Interested UT Austin students can sign up for a 1, 2, or 3 credit internship for the fall or spring semester. For more information on the Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar program, visit here.

Media Criticism in Turbulent Times

 

Media Criticism in Turbulent Times: A Panel Discussion

April 25, 2018 (Wednesday) — 3:30-4:30pm — BMC 5.208

What is the role of media criticism in our turbulent political times? How should we react to the messages and myths our movies, news, and politicians attempt to sell to us? Is being “critical” a bad word for democratic citizens? In this exciting Media Ethics Initiative event, a panel of distinguished communication scholars will discuss the role of criticism and critics in navigating all the media we experience in our technological democracy. Drawing upon their work in rhetoric, communication studies, and media studies, our panelists will consider the limits of criticism as well as its importance in tumultuous times such as our present. Confirmed participants include:

Dr. Rod Hart / Communication Studies

Dr. Trish Roberts-Miller / Rhetoric & Writing

Dr. Barry Brummett / Communication Studies

Dr. Michael Butterworth / Communication Studies

Moderated by Dr. Scott Stroud / Communication Studies

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Meet the Citizen Scholars: James Jackson Hayden

IMG_8115James Jackson Hayden is a third year student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in both Communication Studies and Government. He plans to attend law school after completing his undergraduate studies. Jackson is the president of his fraternity and conducts marketing operations for an Austin startup called Loftsmart. Outside of his course work, he enjoys surfing, soccer, and photography. He’s interested in the ethical considerations that contemporary media entails and hopes to study how the evolving ways in which we communicate (such as anonymous online communication, dating sites, etc.) affect our understanding of communication in a contemporary setting as a whole. As a Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar, he would like to examine the ever-changing technological aspects of communication ethics and how they might apply to the legal field.

Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholars are part of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship program at the University of Texas at Austin. This internship is open to students in all UT colleges, schools, and departments. Citizen Scholars earn credits and valuable experience by working with the Media Ethics Initiative to promote reflection on media ethics among students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. They gain valuable experience by assisting the organizing and promotion of Media Ethics Initiative events, as well as by researching and writing case studies in media ethics. Interested UT Austin students can sign up for a 1, 2, or 3 credit internship for the fall or spring semester. For more information on the Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar program, visit here.

Meet the Citizen Scholars: Anna Rose Isbell

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset Anna Rose Isbell is sophomore Communication Studies major in UT Austin’s Moody College of Communication. When she’s not studying topics in corporate communication, she enjoys reading, running, and playing golf. Anna Rose is very interested in media ethics, and she hopes to learn more about how the media can influence many aspects of human life that often go overlooked. In addition to her studies in communication, she is pursuing a certificate in UT Austin’s Bridging Disciplines Program in “Ethics and Leadership in Law, Politics, and Government.” She is excited to learn more about how these topics are intertwined with media ethics over the coming semester. Anna Rose plans to attend law school after completing her studies at UT Austin, and she is excited about writing case studies as a Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar because it will further develop her analytical and writing skills.

Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholars are part of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship program at the University of Texas at Austin. This internship is open to students in all UT colleges, schools, and departments. Citizen Scholars earn credits and valuable experience by working with the Media Ethics Initiative to promote reflection on media ethics among students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. They gain valuable experience by assisting the organizing and promotion of Media Ethics Initiative events, as well as by researching and writing case studies in media ethics. Interested UT Austin students can sign up for a 1, 2, or 3 credit internship for fall or spring semesters. For more information on the Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar program, visit here.

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