Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Summer Seminar
and the Public Good
May 9-12, 2017
Guest Scholar: Dr. Deni Elliott
Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy
University of South Florida
The Center for the Study of Ethics is pleased to announce the 201 Ethics Across the
Curriculum Faculty Summer Seminar with guest scholar Dr. Deni Elliott from the University
of South Florida.
The seminar will explore media ethics in the digital age and its function in democratic
culture. Public discourse has become increasingly divided over the reliability of
information and the role of traditional media sources. UVU faculty will explore a
variety of questions related to journalism, civil discourse, and the public good including:
How was the age of information impacted public policy discussion? What is the appropriate
relationship between politicians and journalists in a democratic society? In the age
of "alternative facts," what are the epistemological dimensions of mass media and
the commitment to objective reporting of news and events?
The seminar will be held from May 9-12, 2017. Sessions will run daily from 9:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. For more information and to register for the seminar, please contact
Courtney Burns in the Center for the Study of Ethics at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 863-5455.
Seating is limited and registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
Dr. Deni Elliott
Deni Elliott is the Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy
at the University of South Florida. She specializes in media studies, practical ethics,
and the ethics of higher education research and fundraising. Her books include Journalism
Ethics: A Reference Handbook, Responsible Journalism, Ethics in the First Person,
and The Kindness of Strangers: Philanthropy in Higher Education. From 1986-2006, she
served as book review editor for the Journal of Mass Media Ethics. She also served
as the director of the Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics
at Dartmouth College from 1988–1993 and as a past chair of the Board of Directors
for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). Prior to her current
appointment, Elliott served as Mansfield Professor of Ethics and Public Affairs at
the University of Montana (1992–96) where she founded the university’s Practical Ethics
Center. She completed her undergraduate studies in communication from the University
of Maryland, received an M.A. in philosophy from Wayne State University and an interdisciplinary
doctoral degree from Harvard University with a focus on teaching media ethics.
For more information on Dr. Elliott visit
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