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JTC 511 - Corporate Media Ethics and Issues

  • 3 credits
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This course promotes critical evaluation of media in the digital era, including an examination of how media professionals interact with individuals and institutions in the creation and presentation of their work. The course hopes to promote students’ moral growth and development. Participants should leave at the end of the semester with the skills necessary to work through an ethical dilemma in the work place—and in their personal lives.

Students will use systematic moral analysis of ethical issues within particular cases and gain a better understanding of important ethical constructs such as harm, blameworthiness, praiseworthiness, justice, privacy, confidentiality, and conflict of interest.

Graduate standing.

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Ethics for a Digital Era (2018)
    Deni Elliott and Edward H. Spence
    ISBN: 978-1118974667

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


Linnea Ward
Linnea Ward

Linnea Sudduth Ward is an instructor in the Department of Journalism and Media Communication. Dr. Ward's recent research interests focus on people's communication about and perceptions of social norms across contexts like technology platforms and culture. For example, her dissertation research considered how a group of "trailing wives"--or, women who move for their partners' needs rather than their own--used social media to practice resilience.

Dr. Ward's personal academic experiences deeply influence her approach to online course instruction. Throughout her time as an undergraduate and graduate student, she completed several online courses. As a result, she is particularly passionate about integrating varied learning activities into courses, providing substantial feedback on course assignments, and clearly outlining course expectations (particularly, grading expectations). Additionally, given her personal interest in popular culture, Dr. Ward enjoys integrating movies and television shows into coursework.