University of Amsterdam

Media ethics & governance

Taught in English

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Rutger de  Graaf
Damian Trilling
Lotte Salome

Instructors: Rutger de Graaf


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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
8 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this section, we discuss several ethical theories and perspectives, such as Consequentialism and Utilitarianism. These theories serve as building blocks for the rest of the course: when you understand the most important aspects of each perspective, you are able to use the various perspectives to consider ethical dilemmas from different angles.

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8 videos2 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this part of the course we will discuss the developments of ideas on media governance. Media Governance refers to the entire system of rules and regulation and informal societal, ideological and economical processes that influence the behavior of our media. We will start with some basic models and then give an overview of the (historical) roots of modern governance models.

What's included

7 videos3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this section, we put our knowledge from the previous two modules to practice. With the use of an ethical decision making scheme, you can apply your knowledge of ethical theories to come to a well-substantiated argumentation for ethical decision making. In addition, you will learn about common ethical issues for professionals in a variety of media-related fields (e.g., media entertainment, advertising, journalism, big-data, and research).

What's included

8 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 peer review4 discussion prompts

What's included

1 video2 readings1 discussion prompt


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Rutger de  Graaf
University of Amsterdam
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