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ERIC Number: EJ551838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Exploring the Tension between the First Amendment and Ethics in the Case of "Outing."
Tompkins, Paula
Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication, v7 n1 1997
Presents for classroom discussion the tension between communication ethics and freedom of speech issues through the case of the 1991 public "outing" of a closeted homosexual. Presents questions for student discussion that provide an opportunity to explore a multilayered ethical problem concerning First Amendment rights and the communication values of tolerance, honesty, trust, and communication as empowerment. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment