3rd March 2004

 

ACADEMIC JOURNAL WITH A DIFFERENCE

 

An academic journal examining communication ethics has been launched with the help of a University of Lincoln professor.

 

Edited by Professor of Journalism Richard Keeble, ‘Ethical Space’ is the new journal of the Institute of Communication Ethics (ICE).

 

The institute, which is now based at the University of Lincoln, is a network providing education, research and practice for communication ethics.

 

Innovative in its approach, the journal for the institute aims to promote research into the area of communication ethics and bring practitioners and academics together to discuss ethical issues.

 

“It is an interdisciplinary journal.  Ethics is seen not as specific to journalism we are drawing from psychology, law, business and public affairs – communication in general,” said Professor Keeble.

 

“It is a lively, unusual addition to the field of communication ethics which draws people from various disciplines together.”

 

The launch issue includes contributions from founder of Anti-Spin.com Patrick Weever on spin and investigative journalist Tessa Mayes on privacy and media intrusion.

 

The journal has a major University of Lincoln input.  The Dean of the Faculty of Media and Humanities, Professor Brain Winston, is also part of the editorial board of the journal for the ICE.

 

The next annual conference for the ICE will be held at the University of Lincoln on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th June.  The conference will explore the theme ‘The Age of Information: New Anxieties and New Opportunities’.

 

The journal is available to members and non-members of the ICE and costs £5.  For more details visit www.ethicalspace.org.

 

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