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THE ETHICS OF MEDIA: Philosophical Foundations and Practical Imperatives

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 5, 2008

Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences
and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.

April 4-5 2008

This conference seeks to contribute to the academic and public debate about media ethics, that is, about the frameworks within which we can ask precise questions about the ethics of what media institutions do and reach some consensus about appropriate answers. It will be one of the first events ever to bring together in debate philosophers and media researchers who share an interest an ethics.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Baroness Onora O’Neill (Cambridge and the British Academy)
John Durham Peters (University of Iowa, author of Speaking into the Air)

Confirmed speakers:
Nafsika Athanasoulis (Keele)
Georgina Born (Cambridge)
Roy Brand (Sarah Lawrence College, USA)
Lilie Chouliaraki (LSE)
Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths, University of London)
David Edmonds (BBC)
Daniel Dayan (Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
Sabina Lovibond (Oxford)
Peter Lunt (Brunel University)
irca Madianou (Cambridge)
Phil Parvin (Cambridge)
Amit Pinchevski (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Don Slater (LSE)
Barbie Zelizer (Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Full details of the programme and how to register
can be found at

Advanced registration is strongly advised as places are limited.
Conference Organizers: Prof. Nick Couldry and Dr. Mirca Madianou

The event is funded by CRASSH and Goldsmiths, University of London, with support from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge.

If you have any administrative queries about the event, please contact:

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
c/o Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
Pleinlaan 2 – B-1050 Brussels – Belgium
T: ++ 32 (0)2-629.18.56
F: ++ 32 (0)2-629.36.84
Office: 5B.401a
Katholieke Universiteit Brussel – Catholic University of Brussels
Vrijheidslaan 17 – B-1081 Brussel – Belgium
& Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis
Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 43 – B-1000 Brussel – Belgium
Sponsored links
Understanding Alternative Media
by Olga Bailey, Bart Cammaerts, Nico Carpentier (December 2007)
Participation and Media Production. Critical Reflections on Content Creation.
Edited by Nico Carpentier and Benjamin De Cleen (January 2008)–Critical-Reflections-on-Content-Creation1-84718-453-7.htm
European Communication Research and Education Association
ECREA’s Second European Communication Conference
Barcelona, 25-28 November 2008

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