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January 14, 2008

Tribute to Dennis Foy

Filed under: News, Headlines — news_editor @ 11:17 pm

Dennis Foy, senior lecturer in Media and Creative and Professional Writing at Wolverhampton University and a keen supporter of the Institute of Communication Ethics, has died. Here, John Mair, senior lecturer in journalism at Coventry University, pays tribute to him.

I only met Dennis Foy twice. Both times I found him warm and impressive. He was one of our external examiners for journalism at Coventry University. He delivered even the bitterest pill with a twinkle in his eye. His death will be a loss to Coventry and Wolverhampton Universities as well as to those closer to him.

There seem to have been at least two ‘Dennises’. The first, a long-standing and distinguished automotive writer who had a 30-year career in that industry on titles as varied as Hot Car, Performance Ford, Grey Bike and In Car Business. His latest specialism in that field was telematics (tracking cars) on which he continued to produce books to the end.

But in the early part of this century, Dennis reinvented himself studying for two degrees at Manchester Metropolitan University - a BA in English and History in 2001 and, in 2002, an MA in English. After that, he became a lecturer at Wolverhampton University teaching a wide range of courses from Creative and Professional Writing to Print Journalism to PR and Digital media

He has just had one book published on news values (with Paul Brighton) but also four waiting for publication on a wide range of subjects: from the new landscape in local broadcasting and a social history of Little Italy in Manchester to fuel cells in vehicles. Dennis truly was catholic in his research and writing interests.

As if that was not all enough there was a third ‘Dennis’ with at least two published novels: Cop Out! in 2004 and Substance Abuse in 2007 to his name.

John Mair
Coventry University

This tribute will be published in the next issue of Ethical Space.

January 10, 2008

an excellent professional ethics group

Filed under: professional ethics — news_editor @ 10:46 pm

From Stephen Cohen (, posted on the AAPAE list:

Membership fees for 2008 for the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE) are now due.
A membership form is available at the AAPAE website:
click on ‘membership’

Benefits of membership include
Subscription to the Association’s journal, The Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics
Discounted registration fee at the Annual National Conference
The Association’s newsletter, Australian Ethics
A copy of the edited Proceedings of the Annual Conference
Issues of Res Publica
Membership fees:

  • individual $100
  • institution $200
  • concession (students and low income) $50

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