Week Eight :: Aug. 12–19
Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Media, News, and Ethics in the Digital Age
The world community now experiences a 24/7 barrage of news and information that penetrates all aspects of the world’s culture – indeed, that not only shapes commerce, consumerism, and world affairs, but also permeates the private sphere. What are the ethical obligations of information consumers? Of the community? What are the ethics of reporting and advocacy? How does the citizen discern truth and make ethical choices in the face of Big Data and big distortions? In this week we will ask how to stay afloat in the flood of information-overload.