Think/Point/Shoot: Media Ethics, Technology, and Global Change gives students a thorough overview of the role of ethics in modern media creation. Case studies emphasize the critical issues in global media ethics today in all stages of media creation from preproduction research and development to production and postproduction. This volume features practicing filmmakers, journalists, and media creators who provide insight into dealing with real-world ethical dilemmas.

For this era, digital imagery, sounds, and web communication have opened doors to sharing thoughts and ideas instantaneously to potentially vast audiences. This presents exciting opportunities, but also serious ethical, legal, and social challenges. The cases and exercises found in this book are applicable to the current media field while still remaining grounded in strong ethical theory. Think/Point/Shoot explains the challenge of communicating a story to a worldwide audience while maintaining ethical standards.

What you will find on this website

This website is a resource for further exploration of the issues and topics addressed in the book. It enables easy access to many of the references cited in the book and, in addition, provides links to the main community, educational, and scholarly centers of research and debate on media ethics. Video from the conference “Global Media Ethics” gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how fiction and documentary filmmakers, journalists, new media artists, and scholars grapple with ethical concerns in their own work.

The accompanying game invites you to explore the ethical consequences of your decisions as a media maker.

In addition to chapter-by-chapter resources for both students and instructors, the list of additional resources makes this website an ideal place to begin in-depth research for a written paper or production project.

Finally, we hope you’ll join the conversation by posting your thoughts and questions on the accompanying blog!


  • Summary and Take Home Points for each chapter
  • Links to references for each chapter
  • Case studies and discussion questions for each chapter


  • Classroom Exercises for each chapter
  • PowerPoints for each chapter

General Resources

  • Downloadable ethics game
  • Video from the “Global Media Ethics” conference
  • Additional Resources
    • Bibliography of the main texts
    • Complete filmography
    • Ethics codes
    • Links to centers of research on media ethics
    • Production resources including copyright, funding, and fair use
  • Blog
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