Communication ethics (CE) is a discipline
that supports communication practitioners by offering tools
and analyses for the understanding of ethical issues. Without
question the speed of change in the dynamic information environment
presents new challenges, especially for communication practitioners.
Ethics used to be a specialist subject situated within schools
of philosophy. Today it is viewed as a language and systematic
thought process available to everyone. It encompasses issues
of care and trust, social responsibility and environmental concern
and identifies the values necessary to balance the demands of
performance today with responsibilities for tomorrow.
For busy professionals, CE is a dynamic learning and teaching
process that encourages analysis and engagement with many constituencies,
enhancing relationships through critical-creative thinking.
It can be used to improve organisation performance as well as
to protect individual well-being.
The aims of the Institute of Communication Ethics
ICE aims to:
formalise the study and practice in the fast growing field
of CE and articulate the communication industries' concerns
with ethical reasoning and outcomes.
provide communication practitioners and researchers with
a centre to drive the study of ethical practice in communications.
develop specific tools, quality frameworks and training
methods and provide them to its members; assess initiatives
in related fields and offer guidance and ethics training
offer qualifications that support the practice of communication
as an ethical discipline underpinned by principles, rules
of conduct and systematic self-examination.
Joint Editors Richard Keeble University of Lincoln Donald Matheson University of Canterbury, New Zealand Shannon Bowen Syracuse University
Reviews Editors Mary Griffiths University of Adelaide John Tulloch University of Lincoln
Editorial board members Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt Raphael Alvira University of Navarra Dusan Babic Media plan, Sarajevo Mona Baker University of Manchester Porfiro Barroso Computense University of Madrid & Pontifical University of Salamanca, Madrid Jay Black Editor, Journal of Mass Media Ethics Antonio Castillo University of Western Sydney Ruth Chadwick Lancaster University Saviour Chircop University of Malta Clifford Christians University of Illinois-Urbana, USA Raphael Cohen–Almagor University of Hull Tom Cooper Emerson College, Boston, MA Deni Elliott University of Montana Chris Frost Liverpool John Moores University Ted Glasser Stanford University Anne Gregory Leeds Metropolitan University Cees Hamelink University of Amsterdam Paul Jackson Manchester Business School Mike Jempson Director, MediaWise Trust Cheris Kramarae University of Oregon; Centre for the Study of Women in Society Takeshi Maezawa Former Yomiuri ombudsman, scholar/writer John Mair Coventry University Ian Mayes Former Guardian Readers’ Editor Tessa Mayes Investigative Journalist Jolyon Mitchell University of Edinburgh Fuad Nahdi Publisher Q-news; Producer Channel 4 Sarah Niblock Brunel University Kaarle Nordenstreng Tampere University Manuel Parez i Maicas Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Ian Richards University of South Australia, Adelaide Simon Rogerson De Montfort University Lorna Roth Concordia University, Montreal Karen Sanders San Pablo University, Madrid John Strain Unversity of Surrey Miklos Sukosd Central European University, Budapest Barbara Thomass Ruhruniversität Bochum Terry Threadgold Centre for Journalism Studies, Cardiff University Stephen J. Ward University of British Columbia Brian Winston University of Lincoln James Winter University of Windsor, Canada