Search for a current (no more than two months old...

Search for a current (no more than two months old...

Author: Patricia Rhone

Search for a current (no more than two months old) news story (article, other piece of writing, or video clip) that examines an ethical issue


Module 6 - Ethical Issues in the News 
Search for a current (no more than two months old) news story (article, other piece of writing, or video clip) that examines an ethical issue touched on in the Module 6 readings or discussion. Alternatively, you may search for a current event that you think relates to an ethical issue or theory from the readings or discussion.
Connect the dots in your post and show how the current news story or event relates to an ethical issue or theory identified in the text and/or discussion. Your post should include a link to the news story or event (article, other piece of writing, or video clip). In addition to sharing the link, you need to show a clear connection between the news story/event and the module material in a post of at least 150 words. Read the posts of your classmates and feel free to respond to them.
2. This is for next week, so you just need to select a topic for it. (Rosenstand, N. (2012). The moral of the story: An introduction to ethics (7thed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill) chapter 13
Read the assignment instructions below for the presentation due in Module 7. Submit your topic selection for instructor approval by the end of Module 6.
Topic of Choice Presentation
Pick a controversial ethical topic. Some examples can be found in Chapter 13. This topic must be approved in Module 6. Submit your topic via this assignment and await your instructor's response. It is best to keep the topic very focused for this short assignment.
Decide where you stand on your topic and WHY. Pick which ethical approach helps justify your belief on the topic.
You MUSTdo researchon the topic and present that research. A good topic of choice will feature at least two reputable sources for each side (a total of four references). Unbiased articles and academic studies are best.
You will create a 7-10 slide presentationusing PowerPoint (or another presentation software approved by your instructor). Present  both sides of the issue fairly, then justify your viewpoint. End with at least two ethical discussion questions about the topic for the class to discuss. Include a slide that lists your references in APA format (see presentation outline below).
Make sure your PowerPoint features an appropriate number of slides and presents the information as clearly as possible. Avoid including slides with too many words, lack of clarity and poor grammar. Use illustrations where appropriate. Move large chunks of text to the notes section of the slide.
You will post your presentation (the PowerPoint file) in Module 7. Make sure you comment on the discussion questions in at least two classmates' presentations.
Outline for Presentation
The first slide should include the name of the presentation AND your name.
The next slides will explain the topic and a quick summary of both sides. Use your research toobjectively(your opinion will come later) present the facts and opinions of both sides fairly. Cite the research you used, including quotations. This should take several slides to do in some depth. Use the notes section if you feel the slides are becoming too crowded (should be 3+ slides).
The next slide should list your sourcesin APA format.
The next slide isyouropinion. Present your own opinion on the controversy. You must explain WHY you believe what you do. Also, tie your opinion to one of the ethical approaches we've studied. Put it in the slide and explain WHY that is the right approach. (Ex. "Utilitarianism. The right approach offers the greatest good for the greatest number."). Use the text here, and cite it appropriately.
The last slide includes 2 - 3 discussion questions for the class on this topic. Think about these! They must be ethically challenging and tough.

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