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English 398 – Ethics in Journalism

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Instructor: Bruce Andriatch
Email: bandriatch@buffnews.com

Is it ever OK to break the law to get a story? When is it the right decision to publish a rumor? How do you know whether a picture that likely will offend readers and viewers should be used anyway? The answer to these and other ethical dilemmas can be found during a semester of Ethics in Journalism. Students will study a range of scenarios, real and hypothetical; debate the instructor and each other; be part of a panel that takes a position and defends it; and learn from the experiences and mistakes of journalists who have come before. Every person has a moral compass. This class will help you find yours.

This class is required for the journalism certificate program. 

The Journalism Certificate Program