The revelations of the #MeToo movement, digital disruption, declines in audience and readership, and lack of gender and racial diversity in news organizations are symptoms of a larger issue: the need for fostering ethical, effective leadership and management of news organizations. Our curriculum focuses on preparing journalists to be ethical, effective leaders and managers of news organizations and in this way equips news leaders to respond to and manage change and create news organizations where all can succeed.
This initiative emerged from a three-way partnership between the School of Journalism and Media and the Communication and Leadership Degree Program at the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin and the Center for Ethical Leadership in Media.
Dr. Kathleen McElroy
Director, School of Journalism and Media
Dr. Meme Drumwright
Associate Professor and Director, Communication and Leadership Degree
Dr. Joe Cutbirth
Assistant Professor of Instruction, School of Journalism and Media and Communication and Leadership Degree
Dr. Jennifer Jones Barbour
Associate Professor of Instruction and Associate Director, Communication and Leadership Degree
Associate Director, Moody Writing Support Program Lecturer, School of Journalism and Media
The Center for Ethical Leadership in the Media is restoring the news industry to a place where people are freed to do their best work, and the most qualified rise on their merits. We do this by fostering systemic change in the workplace by equipping media leaders, empowering newsroom employees, and educating aspiring journalists to address harassment and workplace rights, analyzing the leadership pipeline for women in news, and helping newsrooms across the country adapt to the future of work.
Carolyn McGourty Supple
Co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership in Media, Visiting Professor of Communication and Leadership, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin
The “Curriculum for Ethical Leadership in News” was made possible by support from:
Creator and director, Ethics Unwrapped, Center for Leadership and Ethics, McCombs School of Business, UT Austin
Faculty director, Ethics Unwrapped, Center for Leadership and Ethics, McCombs School of Business, UT Austin
Creator and director, Giving Voice to Values, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Dr. Jay Bernhardt
Dean, Moody College of Communication
Senior media support technician, Moody College of Communication
Assistant director, production services, Moody College of Communication