Nordic Network for Media and Communication Ethics

Challenges to Digital Media Flourishing

Challenges to Digital Media Flourishing

October 10-11, 2024
Pennsylvania State University

The purpose of the symposium is to foster advanced theorizing in the field of media ethics and to open opportunities for interaction with discussants and the symposium’s two keynote senior scholars. Up to 12 manuscript authors will be selected and provided with full travel and lodging support. Top submissions will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Media Ethics.

Manuscript submissions must be no longer than 9,000 words (not including figures, tables and references). Send submissions as Word documents by 15 April, 2024, to Patrick Lee Plaisance at

Featured Keynote speakers:

  • Shannon Vallor of the University of Edinburgh. Shannon is Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence at the Edinburgh Futures Institute, and she is a former AI ethicist at Google. She is author of Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to A Future Worth Wanting (Oxford, 2016). She has a new book this year: The AI Mirror: Reclaiming Our Humanity in an Age of Machine Thinking (Oxford, 2024).
  • Nick Couldry of the London School of Economics. Nick is a social theorist whose work also has spanned media ethics and journalism studies. He is the co-editor of Ethics of Media (Palgrave, 2013), and he also has a new book forthcoming: The Space of the World: Can Human Solidarity Survive Social Media and What if it Can't? (Polity, 2024).