Howard Good’s Fall 2014 Media Ethics class were asked to create films interpreting this quote by Theodor W. Adorno: “Triviality is evil – triviality, that is, in the form of consciousness and mind that adapts itself to the world as it is, that obeys the principle of inertia. And this principle […]

OTS Woodstock from ian todaro on Vimeo. When SUNY New Paltz student Ian Todaro, 24, started Seminar in Digital Filmmaking (DMJ445) last semester he wasn’t trying to be an award winning filmmaker. When the Digital Media Production major, along with fellow students Ryan D’Angelo-Sylvia, Juliana Hedeman, Victoria Ottomanelli and Sasha Ribowsky finished […]

  A new collaboration is making waves at SUNY New Paltz.  The group effort, pioneered by professor Dan Labbato, brings the potential of student talent from the theater, media and English departments to utilize their individual disciplines.  The outcome is student-written, organized, directed, filmed and edited material. The workflow that […]

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U.S. copyright laws have prohibited online piracy since 1998, but illegal downloading is far from being out of the mainstream. SUNY New Paltz students admitted to using programs to download music, movies and other files for free, despite the potential consequences as roughly one hundred students get caught illegally downloading […]

SUNY New Paltz Communication & Media Society hosts this Media Ethics panel at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in Lecture Center 104. Moderated by Prof. Lisa Phillips, the panel features Prof. Howie Good, Ottoway Professor and New York Times reporter Andrew Lehren, and journalism alumni Ivan Lajara and James […]

While most students picked up pencils and paper for their final Fall 2011 exams, Professor Lisa Phillip’s Digital Storytelling class picked up video cameras instead. Their goal: take on personal challenges and compellingly document their very real experiences in video. Here are some of their final projects about their personal […]

By: Pamela Alvarez, Lindsey Claro, Michael Grob, Andrea Vendegna Description: This group used the Potter Box as well as other principles, to determine whether or not the release and distribution of the controversial photo taken of Lance Cpl. Bernard was ethical or not.

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The concept of social networking has been evolving rapidly over the past 10 years. Remember commenting, blogging and picture sharing? Now 140 characters or less is all it takes to become an internet celebrity. Twitter’s Web site states that its main function is to “stay connected with friends, relatives, and […]

These five videos were made for Professor Howard Good’s Media Ethics class. In them, students dissect different ethical dilemmas in the media. Death by Photography: A Kevin Carter Case Study By Melissa Hernan, Eric Turner, Eric Karnis and Tiffany Riccio Description: Four Media Ethics students take on the ethics case […]