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    Covering Ethics Through Analysis and Commentary: A Case Study
    Journal of Mass Media Ethics 17 (1): 53-68. 2002.
    In this article I use a case study of 3 newspaper pieces about assisted suicide and euthanasia to show how journalists can use analysis and commentary to highlight the ethical dimension of an important public issue. Using an approach grounded in ethical theory, I examine how these pieces-from the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times-shed light on ethical issues including matters of duties and consequences. It is argued that an analytical approach that openly frames a …Read more
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    On the basis of examples from mathematical physics, theoretical hypotheses are distinguished from generative theories. An example of the former is Green’s claim that light is the vibrations of a certain type of elastic solid. An example of the later is the wave theory of light. Both hypotheses and theories are characterized in terms of theoretical principles and models, but unique to a theory is a language frame for generating its many models. The aim of theory is defined in terms of both accomm…Read more
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    Agape As an Ethic of Care for Journalism
    with John Ferré
    Journal of Mass Media Ethics 21 (2-3): 123-140. 2006.
    Although recent scholarship in diverse professional areas shows an ongoing interest in the application of agape - the New Testament's term for the highest order of self-giving love - no published work has made an in-depth exploration of agape in relation to journalism. This article explores what agape can contribute to media theory and practice. After explaining what distinguishes agape from other concepts of altruism and how agape can complement other approaches to compassion or minimizing harm…Read more
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    In The New Network, Old Values Bend But Don't Break
    Journal of Mass Media Ethics 27 (1): 66-68. 2012.
    Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Volume 27, Issue 1, Page 66-68, January-March
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    Wal-Mart public relations in the blogosphere
    Journal of Mass Media Ethics 22 (2-3). 2007.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    ABSTRACTVirtue ethics, a topic of growing interest in media ethics and philosophy more broadly, poses challenges for classroom instruction because it is rooted in long-term development of character. This article explores approaches for incorporating virtue into media ethics instruction and assessing associated student learning, based on an analysis of how students in a journalism ethics class demonstrated their understanding and application of virtues through activities tailored to virtue ethics…Read more
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    Journalists, government, and the place of journalism across cultures
    Journal of Mass Media Ethics 23 (2). 2008.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    This Article does not have an abstract
  • Duplications of the neuropeptide receptor gene VIPR2 confer significant risk for schizophrenia
    with V. Vacic, S. McCarthy, D. Malhotra, F. Murray, H. H. Chou, A. Peoples, V. Makarov, S. Yoon, A. Bhandari, R. Corominas, L. M. Iakoucheva, O. Krastoshevsky, V. Krause, V. Larach-Walters, D. K. Welsh, Kelsoe Jr, E. S. Gershon, S. M. Leal, M. D. Aquila, D. W. Morris, M. Gill, A. Corvin, P. A. Insel, J. McClellan, M. C. King, M. Karayiorgou, D. L. Levy, and J. le DelisiSebat
    Rare copy number variants have a prominent role in the aetiology of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Substantial risk for schizophrenia is conferred by large CNVs at several loci, including microdeletions at 1q21.1, 3q29, 15q13.3 and 22q11.2 and microduplication at 16p11.2. However, these CNVs collectively account for a small fraction of cases, and the relevant genes and neurobiological mechanisms are not well understood. Here we performed a large two-stage genome-wide scan of…Read more