Communication ethics matter more than ever. The ongoing escalation of the internet, the value of inclusive language, the need for truthful and transparent communication in public-health efforts, the complexity of data-driven media curation, and diverse other factors resoundingly reaffirm the role and potential of communication to make a difference as an ethical force in society (or a potentially unethical one).
In November 2020, the MA in Professional Communications students participated in a series of guest lectures on Democracy and the Media.
We are grateful to our guests, Dr. Richard Davis, Brigadier General Janzen, Dr. Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Dr. Peter Malachy Ryan, and Dr. Kaitlynn Mendes for their very informative presentations and opportunities for further discussion.
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of being an effective problem solver and having the ability to quickly adapt and pivot in the face of the unknown.
Today, there is a greater need than ever for an increased tolerance for ambiguity and for the capacity to generate insight that will support us as we navigate through these uncertain times. If we are to emerge to a new normal with collective insights and better ways of being, we need to build our resiliency and communication skills.