Nordic Network for Media and Communication Ethics

Media Challenges to Digital Flourishing


Media Challenges to Digital Flourishing

Pennsylvania State University

The Don W. Davis Program in Ethical Leadership is seeking manuscripts for the ‘Media Challenges to Digital Flourishing’ symposium. Submission deadline is 15 April 2022. Original manuscripts addressing any of a broad spectrum of issues in media ethics and communication technology are welcome. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, decision-making, moral judgment, privacy, autonomous agency, trust, deception, credibility, identity, accountability, data use and management, and social responsibility. Focus may center on audience effects, or issues and motivations within a media sector, such as journalism, marketing, public relations, or social media. Manuscripts drawing from philosophy of technology, virtue theory, or moral psychology are particularly encouraged. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches are welcome, as are non-polemical philosophical explication approaches.

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 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, 2022, to Patrick Lee Plaisance at