Category Archives: ethics

How do you translate power?

Look at those who cause harm My university students love to talk about power. It comes with being youthful and curious. But the key is to dig deeper, and ask, how power is fueled and what forms does it take? … Continue reading

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How Science makes us Smarter

Feeling Rotten, Part 3 I mourn the loss of integrity when shenanigans from high-ranking folks we elected make headlines. What happened to grace and goodness? I’m embarrassed to learn that Republicans voted to gut ethics standards from our nation’s core … Continue reading

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When Headlines Encourage Distraction

Feeling Rotten, Part 1 You could probably write the New Year’s tips in your sleep. First, there’s the worst-and-best-of lists: Best movies Worst Twitter quotes Best albums Worst-dressed hip hop artists Then there’s the concoction of clips of actors who … Continue reading

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POLITICAL NEWS

    Stuck on the Tar Baby (Today’s blog is the first of three that looks at the presidential election from a perspective that shares evidence from researchers who study mass media. But first, I must have my morning tea) … Continue reading

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What is courage?

Today’s news made me wonder: how do you define courage? I heard a report that one of the US presidential candidates was “strong” and “courageous” after taking on the gun lobby No doubt it takes guts to get behind sanctions … Continue reading

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Advertising’s Ubiquity

The word of the day in our propaganda class is ubiquity. Advertising, we learned, is ubiquitous. Borrowed from the Latin, by way of the French, ubique refers to “everywhere.” Students understand advertising completely, offering examples from the logos on football … Continue reading

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Landmark Judgment Returns Bones to Tribes

California Kumeyaay Win the Dispute  The US Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a lower court ruling that will, in effect, allow ancient bones to be returned to American Indians in California. The judgment means a landmark legal decision … Continue reading

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