Center for Digital Ethics and Policy at Loyola University Chicago

Filed under: Calls for Papers & Nominations by: Pat Gehrke
Don Heider sent this to us and some here may find it of interest.  They are also hosting  a Digital Ethics Symposium on October 28th, 2011.  More info may be found on their site:
Stories and essays on Digital Ethics

The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy at Loyola University Chicago is looking for pieces on digital ethics.  The length of the piece should be 1,000-2,000 words.  The material must be original, not published in other forms or in other forums.    We will pay $250 for a completed piece.  Pieces will be published on the center’s web site,

To begin send a short pitch; including the topic, a brief outline of main points, and sources you will use, include also a paragraph on your background and experience.  We will review the proposal and proceed from there.

Send your ideas to


Awards Call

Filed under: Calls for Papers & Nominations by: Pat Gehrke

The Communication Ethics Division of the National Communication Association invites nominations now for awards that will be presented at our 2011 division business meeting at the NCA Convention in New Orleans. We will recognize academic excellence in publications with a strong communication ethics focus in: single author book of the year, edited book of the year, and journal article of the year. Award winners are encouraged but not required to be division members. Publication must have occurred between August 2010 and July 2011 to be considered for the 2011 awards. In addition, we will present a top communication ethics teaching award to recognize achievement in pedagogy.

To make a nomination, including self-nominations, submit a cover letter outlining the merits and impact of the nominated work or teacher. For the teaching award, include evidence of teaching effectiveness as based on student evaluation scores and comments, as well as peer review(s) and a candidate statement of teaching philosophy.

For book nominations, please send two copies to: Spoma Jovanovic, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 108 Ferguson Building, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.

For journal articles, please submit a PDF file copy to If a PDF copy is not available, send three paper copies to the address above.

For teaching awards, please submit three complete packets of requested materials to

Nominations will be accepted until September 1, 2011. For more information, contact Communication Ethics Division Immediate Past Chair Spoma Jovanovic at

SSCA Ethics & Philosophy of Communication Group Approved

Filed under: Announcements by: Pat Gehrke

Just a few weeks ago the Southern States Communication Association officially approved the establishment of a new interest group in Ethics & Philosophy of Communication.  Tom Socha notified me today that we received unanimous support from the executive board at their meeting during the NCA convention in San Francisco.

We owe our first steps toward success to the diligent and persistent work of James Pickett at Flagler College on the bylaws, petitions, and essentially all the details that are required for official status. This interest group originated out of his energies, from the very beginning.

We still have to wait for official word on our panel and business meeting in the SSCA schedule for Little Rock, but once the details are announced I will pass them along.

Call for Chapter Proposals — “Contemporary Media Ethics”, Koji Fuse

Filed under: Calls for Papers & Nominations by: Pat Gehrke

Copied from CRTNet.  Originally posted by Koji Fuse,
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Deadline extended to Dec. 31, 2010. Contemporary Media Ethics: A Practical Guide for Students, Scholars and Professionals in the Globalized World (2nd ed.), edited by Mitchell Land, Koji Fuse and Bill W. Hornaday

We seek chapter proposals (the maximum of 1,000 words with endnotes) for the second edition of Contemporary Media Ethics, which will be published by Marquette Books. This is a major revision. All chapters solicited are case analyses that compare utilitarian and non-utilitarian approaches to decision making in mass media practices. The non-utilitarian approach can be either non-Western or non-dominant Western. In particular, cross-cultural proposals that attempt to apply a non-Western philosophical foundation (e.g., the palaver, Confucianism, Daoism, Islam) to a U.S. domestic case are welcome. Proposals are due Dec. 31, 2010, and chapters due June 30, 2011. To learn complete details and requirements, please read through the project website very carefully at Should you have questions, do not hesitate to e-mail Koji Fuse at

Ethica Fall 2010 Regular Issue

Filed under: Ethica Newsletter by: Pat Gehrke

Attached is the Fall 2010 regular issue of Ethica, edited by Christina L. McDowell Marinchak.


* Message from the Division Chair—1
* 96th Annual NCA Convention—2
* List of Divisional Panels and Business Meeting—2-5
* 2009 & 2008 Div. Business Meeting Minutes—6-10
* CE Conference held in Pittsburgh—10
* Photos from 11th CEC—11
* IMC Conference Call—12-13
* Comm. Ethics listserv explained—13
* Division officer contact list—14
* Committee lists and emails—15-16

2010 Publication Awards

Filed under: Announcements by: Pat Gehrke

Congratulations to the winners of the division’s 2010 publication awards!

2010 Top Edited Book Award
Presented by the NCA Communication Ethics Division
Shawn J. Parry- Giles, University of Maryland
Trevor Parry-Giles, University of Maryland
Public Address and Moral Judgment: Critical Studies in Ethical Tensions


2010 Top Book Award
Presented by the NCA Communication Ethics Division
Michael J. Hyde, Wake Forest University
Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human

Ethica Fall 2010 Special Extra Issue

Filed under: Bylaws & Documents, Ethica Newsletter by: Pat Gehrke

Note this short special issue was released primarily to provide clean and updated copies of the proposed changes to the bylaws for 2010.
Ethica_Fall 2010-Special Edition

Ethica Spring 2010 Issue

Filed under: Ethica Newsletter by: Pat Gehrke

Attached is the Spring 2010 issue of the division’s newsletter, Ethica.
Ethica_Vol.23_No1_Spring_2010 (1)

In this issue:
Subject page #
* 2010 NCA convention and division call—1-2
* 2009 Communication Ethics Division
Award Honorees—2
* Division meeting minutes-Chicago—3-4
* Message from the Division Chair—5
* Note from Immediate-Past Chair—5
* Proposed Changes to Bylaws—6
* Report on the NCA 2009 Town Hall Meeting—7-8
* National Communication Ethics Conference—9
* Comm. Ethics listserv explained—10
* Division officer contact list—10
* Committee lists and emails— 11-12

Ethica 2008-2009 Issues

Filed under: Ethica Newsletter by: Pat Gehrke

Attached below are the four issues that spanned 2008-2009.
Ethica_Vol-1.22__No.1_Spring 2009
Ethica Vol21 No2 Fall 2008
Ethica Vol21 No1 Spring 2008

Bylaws as of November 2007

Filed under: Bylaws & Documents by: Pat Gehrke

These are the division bylaws as of November 2007.
DCE Bylaws approved 11-07