About Us

The purpose of the Division is to promote research and teaching relating to ethical issues and standards in all aspects of human communication and to encourage educational programs that examine communication ethics.  General membership in the Communication Ethics Division is open to any member of NCA who is interested in promoting the Division’s purpose.
The Communication Ethics Division exists by authority of the Constitution and By-laws of the National Communication Association (NCA) ratified by the membership in 2003. Formerly, the Division was established by the Legislative Council of the Speech Communication Association (SCA) at the SCA Convention in November 1984.
In addition to this site the division maintains a research database (see the research tab above) and an email list.  The listserv is low-traffic and generates, on the norm, about one e-mail a month. To subscribe to the listserv, send an e-mail message to: comethics-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. (Post messages to: comethics@yahoogroups.com. Unsubscribe: comethics-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com) The listserv provides information about upcoming conferences, publications, important items added to the website, and other matters of interest to scholars of communication ethics.