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Media Ethics and Governance About this course: This course explores some of the basic theories, models and concepts in the field of media ethics. We will introduce influential ethical theories and perspectives, explore changing societal demands and expectations of media creation and media use, and we will elaborate on existing ethical norms for media professionals. After following this course, you will be able to reflect on ethical dilemmas and develop a well-substantiated argumentation for ethical decision making in a variety of media-related contexts. Upon completion of this course, students should: • have knowledge of the history and development of perspectives on media ethics; • have knowledge of the dominant theoretical approaches and concepts; • be able to use this knowledge to develop a well-substantiated argumentation
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Approx. 10 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 4 hours/week
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English

Sous-titres : English
Globe

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Intermediate Level

Niveau intermédiaire

Clock

Approx. 10 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 4 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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2 hours to complete

Theoretical building blocks of Communication Ethics

In this section, we discuss several ethical theories and perspectives, such as Consequentialism and Utilitarianism. These theories serve as building blocks for the rest of the course: when you understand the most important aspects of each perspective, you are able to use the various perspectives to consider ethical dilemmas from different angles. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
Ethics vs Morals3m
Consequentialism & Utilitarianism3m
Consequentialism & Utilitarianism part 24m
Virtue Ethics4m
Deontology5m
Deontology and Communication Practice4m
Alternative Paradigms: Care Ethics and Feminine Ethics5m
Reading2 readings
Your lecturers10m
Some info on this course10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Reflection on difference principle and utilitarianism2m
Reflection on care / feminist ethics2m
Homework module 142m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Media Governance

In this part of the course we will discuss the developments of ideas on media governance. Media Governance refers to the entire system of rules and regulation and informal societal, ideological and economical processes that influence the behavior of our media. We will start with some basic models and then give an overview of the (historical) roots of modern governance models. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 25 min), 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
A Basic Model of Media Governance3m
Media as Lapdogs of Kings, Councils and Corporations: Early-Modern Models of Governance3m
A Fourth Estate3m
The All-Powerful Media Paradigm. Examples and Their Fallout3m
Commission on the Freedom of the Press3m
Media Governance after World War II3m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Reflection on early modern media2m
Self-governance2m
Homework module 246m

3

Section
Clock
6 hours to complete

Communication Ethics in Practice

In this section, we put our knowledge from the previous two modules to practice. With the use of an ethical decision making scheme, you can apply your knowledge of ethical theories to come to a well-substantiated argumentation for ethical decision making. In addition, you will learn about common ethical issues for professionals in a variety of media-related fields (e.g., media entertainment, advertising, journalism, big-data, and research)....
Reading
8 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
Entertainment Communication5m
Political Communication and Journalism5m
Corporate Communication3m
Persuasive Communication5m
Research6m
Digital Challenges 13m
Digital challenges 25m
Reading1 readings
The peer review assignment in context10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Homework module 336m
Final multiple choice exam50m

4

Section
Clock
27 minutes to complete

End of the course

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Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings
Reading2 readings
Thank you!10m
Studying at the University of Amsterdam10m
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Top Reviews

By GYOct 27th 2017

The course gave a nice introduction to media ethics.

Instructors

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Damian Trilling

Assistant Professor
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Sandra Jacobs

Assistant professor
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Annemarie van Oosten

Assistant Professor

About University of Amsterdam

A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 285 study programmes (Bachelor's and Master's), many of which are taught in English, and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. It is a member of the League of European Research Universities and also maintains intensive contact with other leading research universities around the world....

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