In 2019 I launched the Project on Ethics in Political Communication to promote the study, teaching and practice of ethics in political communication. You can follow the Project on Twitter and Facebook.
In 2020 leading textbook publisher Rowman & Littlefield released Political Communication Ethics: Theory and Practice. Half of the book’s chapters are from academics covering topics from Isocrates to digital media, and half are from political practitioners who cover a range of topics from across the ideological spectrum. As far as I know, this is the only textbook of its kind.
The Project features a Five Questions series in which we ask political professionals, professors, and others the same five questions about ethics in political communication. We host online text and video conversations, work with the Media Ethics Initiative at the University of Texas – Austin on classroom-ready case studies, and more.
The Project is becoming a regular source for the media, and in addition I have given talks about the topic on campuses including Yale University, the University of Connecticut, the Applied Ethics Center at UMass Boston, Oregon State University, and elsewhere. I have also spoken to meetings of political communications professionals, at a consulting firm, and to groups of high school students and teachers. If you are interested in my joining a discussion on your campus or at your organization, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can learn more about the Project and read some of the media coverage at EthicsInPoliticalCommunication.org.