Ethics and Communication

When communicating, we constantly make decisions regarding what information to include and what information to exclude from our messages. Communication decisions have legal and ethical dimensions. Business communicators must consider the impact of their messages to ensure that receivers are not deceived.

In this assignment, students will write about news or articles that focus on the subject of business ethics in communication. Students will demonstrate and reflect the impact and importance of ethics in communication. This assignment is worth 150 points and due by the end of Module 5.

Students are required to write 6 pages of content, then include a cover page, table of contents, and reference page. The paper must follow APA format and include appropriate headings and sub-headings and at least five scholarly citations (e.g., peer-reviewed articles, textbook, etc.). Your own textbook does not count towards the scholarly reference minimum. See the rubric for grading criteria. Suggested headings are listed below:

  • Abstract
  • Overview, Introduction, or Background
    Summary of news or articles
  • Impact of Ethics in Communication
    • The relevance of the content toward ethics and communication
    • Consequences or impact on the subject, organization, and/or society
  • Importance of Ethics in Business
  • Discussion or Reflection
    The implication of the lesson learned
  • Conclusion
  • References

This assignment is worth 150 points toward your final grade and will be graded using the Research Paper Rubric.

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