Toward Flourishing: A Theoretical Reset for Journalism Ethics
The Public Communication Department of the Universidad de Navarra and the Western Michigan University Center for the Study of Ethics in Society invite abstracts for an interdisciplinary workshop on journalism ethics theory to be held June 6-7, 2024, in Pamplona, Spain.
The workshop, “Toward Flourishing: A Theoretical Reset for Journalism Ethics,” will gather a community of scholars interested in philosophical approaches to theory at the nexus of journalism, ethics and politics. In particular, we are interested in proposals for repairing, restoring, redefining and even inventing basic concepts in journalism ethics going forward; for example, different meanings and uses of the term “public” in phrases such as the “public sphere” and the “public interest,” among other concepts. The aim is to make a space for seeing things differently so theory can better inform the practice of journalism — particularly its political function — in the context of systematic disinformation, news avoidance, and political polarization in contemporary democracies.