Writing Instructions for Students and T.A.s in Media Ethics, Phil 2730
What follows is a thorough description of what I and your graders will be looking for
when grading your two essays, complete with the outline of a hypothetical essay.
Introduction to Media Ethics, Philosophy 2730F
Instructor: Dr. Ryan Robb.
The Point of the Course:
To learn to identify and distinguish between good and bad philosophical
arguments, specifically in respect of the ethical/political/legal issues that
Media Ethics, Class 5:
Choosing Intermediate Principles for Regulating Media Behaviour
fundamental characteristic of our nature
Media Ethics, Class 4:
What the citizens of a democratic society should expect from the Media
We started with McLuhan, who argued that we need to pay more attention to
the way technological innovations chang
Media Ethics, Class 3:
What is The Media Doing, What should they do?
B. Chomsky (the movie)
Philosophy, and the accumulation of knowledge generally, is a collective
undertaking that involves presenting arguments (reasons that su
Media Ethics, Class 2:
What is the Media, what do they do, and what should they be doing?
A good philosopher only accepts/endorses beliefs that are supported by good
reasons, i.e., beliefs supported by the
Media Ethics, Class 6:
Deriving Ethical Principles for Media in a Democracy from Adam Smiths
B. Lawrence Souder
We have completed our limited attempt to define the effect of the mass media on
human nature and provide
Media Ethics, Class 7:
Principles Articulating What We Expect from Journalists
B. Meyers et. al.
We continue with readings that are concerned to try to identify and justify
principles by which to assess the specific prac
Media Ethics, Class 12:
Advertising Two Responses to Arrington
We started our look at advertising using McLuhans lens asking about the
sort of character of a society whose culture is dominated by advertising
Media Ethics, Class 13:
Advertising Standards of Rationality and Children
Last time, we began with Crisps point by point response to Arringtons
position, arguing that to the extent that persuasive advertising m
Media Ethics, Class 11:
Advertising What is its Moral Status?
Our focus in the course has been an attempt to try to evaluate the media and
its actions given that we live in a democratic society.
To the ex
Media Ethics, Class 10:
The News Media and Free Speech
B. Private law, the Media, and the Constitution Grant v. Torstar
Last class (and to a lesser extent two weeks ago in the Held article) we
considered the significance and nat
Media Ethics, Class 8:
How Should the Media Act if they are to fulfill their Defining Principles?
The story so far, right from the beginning
We started the course with a series of lectures intended to define our ter ms.
Media Ethics, Class 9:
How Far should the Right to Free Expression Extend?
A. The Set-Up
C. The Canadian and American Constitutions on Free Speech
A. The Set-Up
This week, we shift our focus to one particular principle that has been