Communication Ethics Division of the National Communication Association 2017 Award Winners

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Pictured: From left, Amanda G. McKendree, Janie M. Harden Fritz, Ronald C. Arnett, Scott R. Stroud.

Certificate of Appreciation for leadership and service 2015-2018: Amanda G. McKendree.

2017 Communication Ethics Teaching Award: Janie M. Harden Fritz.

Top Single-Author Book of the Year Award: Ronald C. Arnett, Levinas’s Rhetorical Demand: The Unending Obligation of Communication Ethics (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017).

Top Journal Article of the Year Award: Scott R. Stroud, “Rhetoric, Ethics & the Principle of Charity,” Language and Dialogue 7.1(2017), 26-44.


Communication Ethics Division of the National Communication Association 2016 Award Winners

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2016 Top Single-Author Book of the Year Award: David Gunkel, Of Remixology: Ethics and Aesthetics After Remix (MIT 2016).

2016 Top Journal Article of the Year Award: Paula Tompkins, “Acknowledgement, Justice, and Communication Ethics,” Review of Communication 15(2015), 240-257.

2016 Top Paper Award: Leda Cooks, “Intercultural Communication, Ethics and Activism Pedagogy.”

2016 Top Student Paper Award: Margaret Mullan, “Hope and History Rhyme: Other-ways of Remembering and Forgetting in Northern Ireland.”

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Click here for the latest issue of Ethica, the newsletter of the National Communication Association’s Communication Ethics Division:

Ethica_Vol.28_No.1_Spring 2015

Ethica 2012-2014 Issues

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Attached below are the issues from 2012-2014.

Ethica_Vol.27_No.2_Fall 2014

Ethica_Vol.27_No.1_Spring 2014

Ethica_Vol.26_No.2_Fall 2013

Ethica_Vol.26_No.1_Spring 2013

Ethica_Vol.25_No.2_Fall 2012

Ethica_Vol-25__No.1_Spring 2012

Online Course Materials

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CM 402 Communication Ethics Online 2014

CM 4900 Senior Seminar_discussion_rubric_online

CM4900 Paper_Comm_Media_Ethics_Biopolitical_dialogic_learning_online_section

CM4900 Senior Seminar

Graduate Syllabus

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COM 640 Syllabus – Spr 2014

Undergraduate Assignment Samples

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CM4900 Paper_Comm_Media_Ethics_Kurtz_reporting

CM4900 Personal_Code_of_Ethics_Description_Rubric_Spring_2013

CMST 291 Spring 2014 Course Packet — Assignments and Handouts

CMST 301 Article and Book Chapter Review

CMST 301 Assignments

CMST 301 Documentary Reflections

CMST 301 Historical Moment Paper

COM438 Assignment Prompt

COM438 Debate Assignment

CST 210 Ethical Theories Matrix

SH 358 Caring Criticism Case 1

SH 358 Case Application

SH 358 Communication Ethics Approach to Case Study

SH 358 Sex in the City with analysis

SH 358 Weekly Journal Assignment

Undergraduate Syllabi

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CM4900 Syllabus_Senior_Seminar

CMST 291 Syllabus Communication Ethics and Diversity

CMST301 Syllabus_Ethics and Human Communication

COM 400 Syllabus – Communication Ethics

COM 438 Syllabus_Communication Ethics

CST210 Syllabus_Communicating Ethically

SH 358 Syllabus_Communication Ethics

Position Announcement

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California State University Monterey Bay




California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low-income populations. CSUMB’s Division of Humanities and Communication is seeking candidates uniquely qualified to prepare working-class, ethnically diverse, and historically under-served students for leadership in a multicultural society.

Position starting date: Fall, 2015.

Responsibilities:  Teach innovative lower and upper division courses in communication ethics, dialogue and deliberation, philosophical analysis, applied ethics, cooperative argumentation, and related coursework; Sustain innovative scholarly research, publication, and professional service. Apply new scholarship and pedagogies to teaching. Serve on Department, Division, College, and University-wide committees.  Provide support for one or more departmental programs, and contribute to reciprocal community partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Philosophy, Communication Studies, Rhetoric, Religious Studies, or Allied Discipline. Ability to provide leadership in Practical and Professional Ethics.  Ability to teach courses in communication ethics, applied ethics, and deliberation.  Ability to assist with innovative interdisciplinary program development.  Ability to teach and mentor students from nontraditional, working class, and diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications: Ability or potential in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Interdisciplinary teaching in Leadership Studies, Religious Studies, Theology, or Spirituality Studies.
  2. Application of new media technologies in teaching.
  3. Innovative teaching and assessment models.
  4. Furthering relationships with the diverse communities of the Monterey Bay and tri-county region;
  5. Proficiency in a second language.
  6. Service learning pedagogy.

For additional information (or to apply), see the full posting at:

2014 Communication Ethics Division Call for Awards

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Nominations are now open:

The Communication Ethics Division invites nominations for awards to be presented at the 2014 Division Business Meeting at the 100th Annual Convention of NCA in Chicago. We will recognize academic excellence in publications with a strong communication ethics focus in a single authored book of the year, edited book of the year, and journal article of the year. Publication must have occurred between August 2013 and July 2014 to be considered for the 2014 awards. In addition, we will present a top communication ethics teaching award to recognize achievement in pedagogy specifically related to teaching communication ethics.

To make a nomination, including self-nominations, submit a cover letter outlining the merits and impact of the nominated work or teacher by October 10, 2014. For the teaching award, also include evidence of teaching effectiveness 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 three copies to: Melissa Cook, Saint Vincent College, Prep Hall, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, PA 15650. For journal articles, please submit a PDF file 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 October 10, 2014. For more information, contact the immediate past chair of the Communication Ethics Division,