As we Americans recover from the “withdrawal” from Afghanistan and the 2022 election campaign for control of the House and Senate begins a bit earlier than usual, we seem as divided into different subjective epistemological and emotional living spaces as ever. Each of us has seemingly been anointed as a truth bearer.
Whoever is not for us is against us. The enemy of my enemy may be my friend. What does not fit is misinformation or disinformation. No one can be trusted, except fellow true believers.
So, who needs journalism anyway? Or rather, what does journalism have to do with our truth?
There are media companies, private businesses selling information and entertainment to paying customers. But are they in the business of journalism?
As private companies, they presumably come within the compass of business ethics pointing to their true north. Under the principles of moral capitalism, they have stakeholders to consider. But in what order of priority? Owners first or the common good first? Where does hucksterism end and citizenship begin?
The Caux Round Table has proposed a code of ethical conduct for persons working in journalism, which you can read here.
Please join us for an in-person round table on the ethics of journalism at 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 28, at Landmark Center.
We are very pleased to provide a meeting space at Landmark Center to continue its tradition of public service and to share with the community its spacious rooms and architecture of distinction. In Landmark, one can experience the contributions of design to our self-regard and our feelings of citizenship, as being part of something larger and worthy of note.
Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30 am.
The cost to attend is $10.00 per person.
Space is limited to 24 attendees.
To register, please email Jed at email@example.com.
Due to the Delta variant, the building is requiring face coverings for all who enter.
The event will last about 2 hours.