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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.


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