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Professor and Director of the Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics (IAPE), Dr. Bernhard Debatin
(740) 593-9809
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Dr. phil., Philosophy: Technical University Berlin, Germany, 1994
M.A., Mass Communication: Free University Berlin, Germany, 1988

Scholarly Interests 

Dr. Debatin's teaching and research interests include media ethics and the public sphere, environmental and science journalism, digital journalism, qualitative research, philosophy of technology, semiotics and metaphor theory. Since 2016, he has also been the director of Ohio University's Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics (IAPE).


Selected Publications

Dr. Debatin has authored or edited eight books, among them a workbook on Journalism Ethics for Professionals (2014) and a book on Metaphor Theory (1994), as well as edited volumes on The Mohamed Cartoon Debate (2007) and on Media Ethics (2003). He has published more than 80 scholarly articles in academic journals and books on media ethics, privacy, philosophy of technology, social media, language and semiotics, and the public sphere. 

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