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2.5: Chapter Exercises
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- What ethical communication choices do you see Jerold as having in this case?
- How would you analyze Jerold’s decision using the ethical pyramid?
- How would you apply the National Communication Association (NCA) Credo for Ethical Communication to this case?
- Darlene is in the process of preparing a speech on global warming. She knowingly includes a source from a fringe group that has been previously discredited, but she thinks the source will really help her drive her argument home. What combination of the ethics pyramid does this case represent?
- intentional use of bad means
- intentional use of good means
- unintentional use of bad means
- unintentional use of good means
- intentional use of neutral means
- Which of the following is not an ethical aspect described by the NCA Credo for Ethical Communication?
- freedom of expression
- access to communication resources and opportunities
- accepting responsibility for one’s own communication
- respecting a source before evaluating her or his message
- promoting ethical standards in business