Added by Geoff Sauer on Dec 03, 2007.
Average rating: 3.67/5.00 (n=3, std dev: 1.15)

The ethical questions that technical communicators face frequently present themselves obliquely, arising because the communicators depend heavily upon the special knowledge of other people who provide necessary information. The special knowledge that communicators lack and others possess may come from highly technical education, privileged access to information sources, or socially constructed access to information. Proponents of need-to-know policies may argue that limiting communicators' knowledge absolves them of responsibility for the information's veracity and effects; however, more ethically rigorous considerations of the issue consider communicators' authorial roles, their right to know, and their responsibility to their audiences.
  View all ten works by Bryan, John G.  
  View all 2240 works published by STC Proceedings  

Please share your rating/opinion of "Authorship and Responsibility: The Problem of Special Knowledge".
click this box if you find the link above broken or out-of-date.

Copyright © 2001-17 by the EServer. All rights reserved.Add a Work | Discussion Forum | Habitués