Talking About Ethics
Talking About Ethics is a discussion series for IUB undergraduates co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College, the Wells Scholars Program, and the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions. It’s a chance to sit down over refreshments and ask the tough questions about hot topics and current events: What values are at stake? Who is affected? Who should have a say? How should competing interests be negotiated? What would you do? At each session, a facilitator will provide a 60-second summary of the issues to kick off discussion. Topics are drawn from local events, national and international news, research by IU scholars, and ethics debate competitions. Cases for each discussion will be announced on they Poynter and Hutton websites, on the Poynter Facebook page, and by email. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Student Planning committee: Ethics for Tea and Ethics for Breakfast are brought to you by a student planning committee that helps pick topics and provide feedback on the format. Plus, there are opportunities for students to co-host discussions! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to ask about joining the planning committee or becoming a student host! Feel free to submit ideas for good topics by email anytime.
The Ethics over Tea series takes place 11:30-12:30 on select Wednesdays at the Poynter Center. Cases published here, at https://www.facebook.com/ThePoynterCenter, and through email. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. Light refreshments will be served.
Spring 2014 dates: Feb. 18th, March 12th, April 9th
COMING UP MARCH 12: TRAGEDY IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, March 12, 11:30-12:30
The Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington IN 47405.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
After a child drowned in a swimming pool, journalists John Woodrow Cox and Will Vragovics decided to report on the family tragedy while also drawing attention to the huge problem of child drownings. Their story featured a photo of the distraught parents, making one of the worst moments of their lives public. How would you have covered the story, if at all? What role does reporting play in changing the lines between private and public? How should journalists, or we as readers or discussants using this photo, relate to the people in it? Share your thoughts at this open discussion of the ethics of media and tragedy, facilitated by Professor of Journalism Tom French.
On February 18, we discussed: Affluenza: Manslaughter, Wealth & Justice with Professor Joe Varga from Labor Studies. Read the short case here.
The Ethics for Breakfast series takes place 8:15-9:00 a.m. on select Fridays at the Hutton Honors College. Coffee and continental breakfast will be provided. Sign-up required. Cases will be provided by e-mail. Walk-ins will be accepted if there is space.
Spring 2014 dates: Jan. 24th, Feb. 14th, March 7th, April 4th.
Coming Up in March: Email email@example.com for this month's topic!
Last Time: The Ethics of Enhancing Performance in Sports
Fri., January 24, 8:15-9 a.m., HHC Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)