Jason 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.