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Communication Theorist to Lecture on Journalism Ethics


Clifford Christians
Clifford Christians
Clifford Christians, research professor of communications and professor of media studies and journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a lecture titled “Truth in a Technological Age,” on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Science Center's Kennedy Auditorium at Hamilton. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Christians has written extensively about the ethics and theories of communication and journalism. His essays have been published in the Journal of Broadcasting and Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics. Christians has co-authored several books, including Communication Ethics and Universal Values (1997), Normative Theories of the Media (2009) and Handbook of Media Ethics (2009). He was the former editor of Critical Studies in Media Communication and currently edits The Ellul Forum and sits on the editorial board of two dozen academic journals.

Christians received his master’s degree in sociolinguistics from the University of Southern California, and earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois. He has been on the Illinois faculty since 1974, serving as the chair of the doctoral program in communications from 2007 to 2009 and winning the AEJMC award for journalism and mass communication education in 2003.
The lecture is sponsored by Hamilton’s Dean of Faculty Office, the Communication Department, and Lambda Pi Eta.

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