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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

The article aims to evaluate the impact of media ethics courses considering the values of social responsibility among students, and their relevance to the reality of practice from the point of view of media faculties staff in Jordanian universities. The study adopted the descriptive method and the interview (2) and questionnaire (39) of professors of media ethics courses. The main results of the article are: Most topics of media ethics courses adopted in faculties of media in Jordanian universities are principles and concepts of media ethics and codes (4.88). More indicators of fulfilling the media ethics courses with social responsibility is providing the student with cognitive, analytical, and applied skills in media practices (4.46). The most prominent weaknesses in media ethics courses in Jordanian universities are a Lack of legal culture (4.61), as well as a Lack of lecturers, specializing in media ethics. The media professors’ aspirations are to concentrate on “adopting the local law of each country as a main topic well as media ethics in the curriculum of early levels of school” (4.78). The researcher recommends that ministries of higher education and universities update and adopt media ethics curricula at various academic levels.

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