Political Communication

Ethical Targeting or Transgressing Ethics?

Ethical Targeting or Transgressing Ethics?

Is it ethical to use personalized data to target voters in political ad campaigns?
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Newsroom Objectivity in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Newsroom Objectivity in the Age of Black Lives Matter

What does objective reporting mean in covering the Black Lives Matter protests?
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The Ethics of Op-Eds

The Ethics of Op-Eds

Should newspapers run controversial or offensive op-ed pieces?
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The News We Desire

The News We Desire

Are partisan news outlets good for our democracy?
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Greed or Good Intentions in Investigative Journalism?

Greed or Good Intentions in Investigative Journalism?

Did Bob Woodward err in delaying the release of his investigative research?
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Who’s Helping Who in the Game of Lobbying?

Who’s Helping Who in the Game of Lobbying?

What are the ethical risks and rewards of political lobbying?
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Quelling Interference or Dissent?

Quelling Interference or Dissent?

Did Tumblr's purge of Russian misinformation accounts go too far?
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Putting the President in Check

Putting the President in Check

Should Twitter factcheck Trump's misleading tweets?
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Setting the Terms of the Debate

Setting the Terms of the Debate

What are the ethics of strategic framing in political advocacy campaigns?
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The Ethics of Word Choice

The Ethics of Word Choice

Is the novel use of political labels creative or deceptive?
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Freedom Of Skepticism and the President

Freedom Of Skepticism and the President

How skeptical should leaders be of experts during a pandemic?
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Angry for Change

Angry for Change

Is anger - and angry political rhetoric - good for democracy?
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Political Speech or Legalized Bribery?

Political Speech or Legalized Bribery?

Lobbying may be legal in politics, but is it ethical?
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Campaign Promises and Vague Rhetoric

Campaign Promises and Vague Rhetoric

Is ambiguity ethically desirable for political campaigns?
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The Paradox of Pathos

The Paradox of Pathos

Are appeals to the emotions ethically good or bad for democracy?
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Ghosting the People?

Ghosting the People?

What ethical issues do unseen presidential speechwriters raise?
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Whose Image is It to Use?

Whose Image is It to Use?

What ethical choices lie behind the use of images for advocacy campaigns?
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Pandemic Prime Time for the Cuomo Brothers

Pandemic Prime Time for the Cuomo Brothers

What ethical concerns arise with the brotherly interactions between Governor Cuomo and journalist Cuomo?
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Politics in the Age of Digital Information Overload

Politics in the Age of Digital Information Overload

What are the ethics of Facebook allowing potentially misleading political ads?
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Campaigning for Your Enemies

Campaigning for Your Enemies

Is it ethical to campaign for your weakest opponent?
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