University of North Carolina Wilmington
Jeanne M. Persuit, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Graduate Coordinator for the M.A. Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) program at UNC Wilmington. Dr. Persuit teaches courses in integrated marketing communication, public relations, advertising, and communication ethics. Her research area is the rhetoric and philosophy of integrated marketing communication and communication ethics. Persuit is the author of Social Media and Integrated Marketing Communication: A Rhetorical Approach (Lexington Books, 2013). Before returning to Duquesne University for her Ph.D., Dr. Persuit worked in integrated marketing communication in the consulting engineering field and was a marketing communications manager for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company.
A Communication Ethics Response to “Communication Under Siege
This response to “Communication Under Siege: The Story of Steven Sotloff” provides a communication ethics framework to understand the risks and threats to journalists reporting locally and internationally in this historical moment. Communication ethics can inform a rhetorical response during what Hannah Arendt called “dark times.”