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Media Ethics Initiative Speaker Series: BYOD! Should We Really Ask New College Grads and Employees to Bring their Own Devices to Work?

The Center for Media Engagement and Media Ethics Initiative Presents:
BYOD! Should We Really Ask New College Grads and Employees to Bring their Own Devices to Work?

Keri K. Stephens
Associate Professor of Communication Studies University of Texas at Austin

At first, the idea of getting to choose the cell phone and computer you use at work sounds appealing. Maybe you know the ins and outs of a Mac better than a PC, or maybe you prefer the feel of a Blackberry rather than your Android work phone. But what people overlook is that “bring your own” often means you are paying for these devices and agreeing to rules that few people ever read. What new policies come with this new privilege? Come join us for a Media Ethics Talk by Keri K. Stephens, where she will share some of the hidden issues of control that new college graduates, as well as people in many stages of their career, face with BYOD policies. This research is from her recently published book, Negotiating Control: Organizations and Mobile Communication, Oxford University Press.

Dr. Keri K. Stephens’ research and teaching interests bring an organizational perspective to understanding how people interact with communication technologies, and she focuses on contexts of crisis, emergency, disaster, workplaces, and healthcare.  She is an Associate Professor in the Organizational and Communication Technology Group in the Department of Communication Studies, a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Health & Social Policy in the LBJ School of Public Policy, and a Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Health Communication.

The Media Ethics Initiative is part of the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. Follow MEI and CME on Facebook for more information. Media Ethics Initiative events are open and free to the public.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Belo Center for New Media (BMC), BMC 5.208
300 DEAN KEETON ST W, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Academics, Science & Tech


Moody College of Communication

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public






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