Recent talks and presentationsSJW_2014CJE_standing



Presenter on journalism ethics to Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2014.

Speaker at “Trust and Truth in the 21st Century,” conference on changing ethics of journalism, hosted by Poynter Institute of Florida and PBS’s MediaShift web site. New York City, Nov. 13, 2013.

“Journalists and National Security Reporting:  The Ethics of Leaks,”  panelist, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA., Oct. 4, 2013.

“Why We Need Radical Change in Media Ethics,” talk to Washington Press Council, Seattle, WA., Oct. 3, 2013.

“When is Media Ethics Worth Talking About? Reflections on Guatemala Media,” talk at annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Chicago, Aug. 9, 2012.

“Anthropological Realism for Global Media Ethics,” with Clifford G. Christians. Presented at the AEJMC annual conference in Chicago, August 9, 2012.

“Reinventing Objectivity: Pragmatic Objectivity for Deliberative Journalism,” delivered at the annual conference of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.  Fordham University, New York City, March 16, 2012.




“Journalism and Global Political Emotions,” for 4th Global Media Ethics Roundtable, School of Journalism, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, April 20, 2014.


“Radical Media Ethics: Responding to a Revolution,” keynote to Nordmedia 2013: “Defending Democracy,” conference of Scandinavian media scholars; Oslo, Norway, Aug. 9, 2013.


“Ethical Flourishing as Aim of Global Media Ethics,” for roundtable on Global Media Ethics, March 22, 2010, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


In Canada


“Journalism Ethics: How to Reform?” Panel on future of journalism ethics, annual meeting of Canadian Association of Journalists, Vancouver, B.C., May 9, 2014.


Moderator of plenary session on reporting mental illness. Annual meeting of Canadian Association of Journalists, Vancouver, B.C., May 9, 2014.


Guest lecturer at Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Nov. 21-26, 2013.


“Creating a New Media Ethics: Dilemmas and Challenges,” annual meeting of Canadian Association of Journalists, Toronto, April 28, 2012.


“Digital Dialogues: Media Ethics on the Digital Frontier.” Public talk to Vancouver Institute, Vancouver, B.C., March 31, 2012.