On a personal note, it’s now Professor Heaton

I’ve lectured in several universities, and my essays are a part of college courses worldwide, but last night, it was me standing in front of my class at the University of North Texas.

my class at UNT

The course is “Ethical Decision-Making in Media,” but we’re really going to study “Ethics in a Networked World,” something about which I am rather passionate. There are 41 bright young people in the class, all seniors or above in the Radio Television Film (RTVF) department. All but one has a Facebook page. MySpace is, like, so teenager. We’re going to explore our increasingly networked world and ask questions about the values of transparency and authenticity. We may create a Wiki, but I haven’t decided yet.

I’ll post my thoughts throughout the semester. Who knows? Maybe we can ALL learn something.


  1. I don’t know about your students, but I’m hot for teacher.

  2. I would sell my soul to have the opportunity to be on a class called “Ethics in a networked world”.


    Damn third world. Hope they don’t bully the outsider who isn’t on Facebook.

  3. I just wanted to say I was very disappointed with AR&D. The people there basically wrecked my career just for the fun of it. I always got the feeling Fred Ertz was just trying to show me up. Boy, he sure showed me huh? Fred Ertz, AR&D and all of its clients aren’t even viable companies any more. Boy, he sure showed me!!! It’s just sad that these people were around for long enough to destroy all the careers they did. It’s a shame.

  4. AR&D says it’s reinventing local media. It sure is!!! It is reinventing new ways to absolutely suck. The people of AR&D are always coming up with new ways to be incredibly stupid. Take for example AR&D’s support of Lisa Gangel. For those of you who don’t know Lisa Gangel, she is arguably the laziest and most arrogant hack in the media industry. The geniuses at AR&D threw their support behind her and made it out like the future of the business rested on her shoulders and the shoulders of others like her. Moves like this sent media companies and consulting companies into a tailspin. These places are now looking to find a way to stay in business. Good work AR&D!!!

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