Ethics Portfolios

Michael Bugeja, Iowa State University in Ames

Michael Bugeja, Iowa State University in Ames

Michael Bugeja, director and professor of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University in Ames, has students create an ethics portfolio as their final project in Media Ethics, Freedom and Responsibility class. Each contains a personal ethics code from students who are journalism majors and non-majors, mostly juniors and seniors.
Click here to view the portfolios.

According to the website, “many of the portfolios dazzle and show just how much students are learning not only in the Greenlee School but also in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University.
Bugeja explained on the site that each student gave permission to share his or her work and that these are not necessarily the portfolios of students with top grades. The point is to show a range of topics – from broadcast to fashion merchandising, science communication to technology — and desired careers.
“These ethics portfolios have proved successful because all things being equal, employers are looking for responsible applicants,” Bugeja said.

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