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Digital Methods, Ethical Challenges

October 10, 2013
09:00AM - 04:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, 19104

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Digital Methods, Ethical Challenges 

 A symposium hosted by the Center for Global Communication Studies

and the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication

Annenberg School for Communication Room 500

October 10, 2013


9:00-9:15 Welcome

9:30-10:30 Panel 1: Digital Culture Transformations 

Hector Postigo, Temple University & Microsoft Research: Participatory observation, participatory culture and interventionist research: When should we strive to be more than observers in digital culture? 

Elizabeth Buchanan, University of Wisconsin-Stout: Vulnerable by association: Secondary subjects and representation through social media

Moderator: John Jackson, Annenberg School for Communication

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Panel 2: University Auspices and Vulnerable Populations

John Kelly, Harvard University & Morningside Analytics: Knowing too much: Academic openness vs. the security of vulnerable actors

Katy Pearce, University of Washington: Maintaining scholarly distance, developing trust, and protecting sources online and offline in an authoritarian context

Randall Sell, Drexel University: Understanding gay men’s health: Evolving methods and challenges

Moderator: Guobin Yang, Annenberg School for Communication

12:30- 1:15 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel 3: Activism, Advocacy and National Security: Justifying Separate Sets of Standards?

Kristene Unsworth, Drexel University: We must know everything and nothing should slip by: National security and the need to know

Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation & Center for Global Communication Studies: Security risks for researchers: Lessons from journalists and activists

Christopher Wilson, the Engine Room: Ethics and research in international advocacy: A preliminary mapping of needs and resources

Moderator: Sandra Gonzales-Bailon, Annenberg School for Communication

3:00-3:15 Coffee break

3:15-4:00 Open discussion & wrap-up

Click here to view abstracts and panelist bios.