Communicating Ethically: Character, Duties, Consequences, and Relationships

3rd Edition

William W. Neher

March 26, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 364 Pages
ISBN 9780367358471 - CAT# 324206

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This thoroughly updated third edition of Communicating Ethically provides a broad introduction to the ethical nature of communication, bringing together classical and modern theories of ethical philosophy to address issues at play in specific careers and domains throughout the field.

By incorporating a simple framework for ethical reasoning, the reader will be able to develop their own understanding of the various criteria for making ethical judgments. Communicating Ethically applies ethical theories such as virtue ethics and dialogic ethics to contexts of interpersonal, organizational, political, and digital communication. This edition contains expanded coverage of contemporary and non-Western theories and contexts, including Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, social media and ‘fake news,’ and concerns of inclusion and marginalization. Each chapter contains a Preview and Key Ideas sections, and the book contains a Glossary.

Communicating Ethically serves as core textbook for undergraduate courses in communication and media ethics, and can also serve as a supplemental resource for field-specific courses in Strategic Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Public Relations.

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