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Louise Woodstock


There have been many questions raised about how media can affect audiences and if television might be presenting proper moral lessons. Other researchers have presented analyses on the way media and creators communicate certain moral themes in their content. This presentation offers an analysis of how The Good Place offers a connection between broadcasting and morality through its use of dialogue. For my research, I selected different pieces of dialogue from the series and analyzed how they communicate the individual themes of the series. I also studied research conducted by other academics and compared their theories on morality in broadcasting to how The Good Place incorporates principles and ethics into the series. In addition to studying other academics, I took into account what the creator's intentions were when he started writing the series. My findings indicate that there is a connection between morality, ethics, and broadcasting, and understanding this connection is valuable in understanding the role media plays.


Presented as part of the Ursinus College Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) held April 22, 2021.

The downloadable .mp4 video file has a run time of 16:13.

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