2017 Faculty Summer Seminar

This is a picture of some rolled newspapers bearing the inscription, "Ethics, Media, and the Public Good."

Classroom Building, Room 511
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 2017 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 

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:

Deni Elliott - A Collection of Ethics Work