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COM 340 - Media Law and Ethics: Welcome

Class Worksheet

Evaluate that Source!

Always look at your resources with an analytical eye!

Ask yourself:

•Who wrote this? Are they a credible source?
•How was this data collected? Is the collection method reliable?
•How old is this information? Is it out of date?
•What is the purpose of this information?

Research in Media Ethics

This guide features resources found in the library's collection and on the web. Remember to always evaluate your sources - researching ethical issues means delving into a lot of gray areas and half-truths. Find a media ethical code you believe in, and stick to it as you explore your research topic.


I am available for individual research consultations, and the Writing, Reading, and Speaking Lab provides an invaluable service when it's time to shape your research into your paper.

Library Session Presentation