Moving on… Yes, I do intend to cover the nomination campaign. I’ve simply been busy with other matters lately (as in the past year). For example:
I finished an essay with co-writers Doug McGill and Jeremy Iggers for the Journal of Mass Media Ethics (JMME). You’ll find it in the current issue (Vol. 22 Iss. 4). It’s part of a special topics issue: “Who is a journalist”? Our essay concerns McGill’s coverage of the Anuak genocide in Ethiopia, entitled Death in Gambella: What Many Heard, What One Blogger Saw, And Why the Professional Media Ignored It.
I recently finished another essay on one of my favorite topics–coverage of the pre-primary process in presidential nomination campaigns, entitled Tell a Different Story: How the News Media Ought to Cover the Pre-primary Presidential Campaign. It will appear in Media Ethics soon.
JMME has accepted my essay about Daniel Okrent, entitled Ethics and Ethos: Writing an Effective Newspaper Ombudsman Position. In it I examine the subject position Okrent created, how he created it, and what it all means for ombudsmen who wish to assert moral authority in journalism. It’s slated for publication in late 2008.
And I’ve mentioned a couple of times recently the book chapter I’m writing about bias in communication.
Further, I’m working on two studies with a colleague in the psychology department. More on that later. BTW, if you’d like a hint at what we’re up to (and if you would like to do our quick-’n-easy online exercise and survey), send e-mail to dr.cline # rhetorica # net. I’ll send you the URL.