Ethical Analysis of Information Tracking on the Internet by Jon Cappetta, Marietta Cerami, Brianna McDonald and Annie Yu. These four students from Howard Good’s fall 2010 Media Ethics class argue that tracking information on the Internet is unethical.  Personal consumer information compiled from weeks or months of one’s personal search data can be monitored by advertisers and hackers. The […]

Online Journalists Burn Out Younger by Emily Atkin, Jackie Northacker, and Jenn Von Willer Students of Howard Good’s fall 2010 Media Ethics class explore the ethics of online journalists’ commitment to immediacy and their financial obligation to page views. They discuss the effects on both journalists and consumers using the […]

Chilean Miner Film Adaptation By Pamela Vivanco, Joe Neggie, Brandon Quinn, Beth Curran Students from Howard Good’s fall 2010 Media Ethics class apply Kant’s categorical imperative, along with other ethical guidelines, to the possible Hollywood adaption of the Chilean Miner story. They examine how the movie adaptation would differ from the true […]

Re-targeting Advertisements by Keith Carroll, Kaitlyn Day, and Kevin Harvey Students from Howard Good’s fall 2010 Media Ethics class explore the ethical issues of re-targeting advertisements, such as invasion of privacy, using the Potter Box model. Retargeting Advertisements Media Ethics Fall 2010 from Kaitlyn Day on Vimeo.

Four students from Howard Good’s fall 2010 Media Ethics course explore the media’s responsibility in covering political terrorism. This video examines various accounts of book-burnings throughout history and how they have affected the world, with a focus on Pastor Terry Jones’ recent “Burn a Quran Day” mission. It suggests the overpowering role underlying agendas […]

A Converse Case Study, created by Amanda Grappone, Bina Fronda, Michelle Pang, and Zan Strumfeld. This is an analysis of a 2010 case from an ethical standpoint, for Howard Good’s Media Ethics fall 2010 course. The case examines the relationship between Converse, a major consumer-driven corporation, and the musical acts signed to […]