Journalism and Mass Communications, College of


Date of this Version



Published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 89:3 (August 2012), pp. 526-528; doi: 10.1177/1077699012452383


Copyright © 2012 Sue Burzynski Bullard. Published by Sage Publications on behalf of Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. Used by permission.


Discussions of new media and ethics sometimes include the notion that “ethics are ethics”—that doing the right thing is, and has been, a constant over time and across media.

The idea has a certain appeal. But it gets new twists in The Ethics of Emerging Media, by Bruce E. Drushel and Kathleen German, assistant professors of communication at Miami University. New media create new ethical questions and opportunities to cross ethical lines, as the thirteen contributors to this collection examine.