The ethical maze of S-Town

Reviews of the hit podcast S-Town are calling it the “future of podcasting,” but media academics say it presents an ethical maze we must navigate to proceed in good conscience.

Stories with significant public interest can push ethical boundaries, but does S-Town meet this criteria? Dr Sue Joseph is Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Creative Writing at UTS and Reviews Editor of Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics. This story contains spoilers for S-Town, and includes discussion of suicide and self-harm.

Produced by Rohan Salmond

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