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By CDEP

With an amazing amount of digital content available online and the quality of smartphone cameras continually upgrading, it's never been easier for documentarians to craft compelling and relevant films. These high quality cameras allow for filming in situations that may otherwise have been considered inaccessible, and it can arguably be said that this new unrestricted access to digital content from music to graphics and everything in-between has further opened the doors of human communication…

By CDEP

Containing a selection of the research presented at the fifth and sixth Annual International Symposia on Digital Ethics, the second volume of Ethics for a Digital Age offers the reader a window into some of the hot-button ethical issues facing a society where digital has become the new normal. Just as was the case in the first volume, this collection attempts to bridge applied and theoretical approaches to digital ethics. The case studies in this work are grounded in theory and the…

By CDEP

Thematically organized around three of the most pressing ethical issues of the digital age (shifting of professional norms, moderating offensive content, and privacy), this Center's second publication, written by CPED's former program director Don Heider and current program director, Dr. Bastiaan Vanacker, offers a window into some of the hot-button ethical issues facing a society where digital has become the new normal.  

Straddling an applied ethical and theoretical approach, the…

By CDEP

In a digital age of perceived anonymity and diminishing face-to-face contact what does it mean to be true to thyself? Has the internet given us license to be false to others, without consequence? Technology has given us capabilities we previously did not have and changed the way we think about time and space. Although research is now being done on many aspects of the interplay between humans and technology, there currently exists a vacuum regarding behavior and usage of technology.

By Don Heider

With the rapid growth and change in technology, it seems to outpace our ability to make sense of the changes as it morphs everyday. It outpaces out ability to think through what are the ethical uses of technology. The Founder of the Center for Digital Ethics & Policy at Loyola University, Dr. Don Heider proposes an interesting approach to enhancing digital ethics.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community…

By CDEP

A Practical Guide to Digital Journalism Ethics is a collection of essays published by the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, which was founded through the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago in an effort to foster more dialogue, research, and guidelines regarding ethical behavior in online and digital environments. The book was edited by Don Heider, Dean of the Loyola Chicago School of Communication and founder of the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, and John D.…