A practical blueprint for constructive conflict resolution Argumentation: The Art of Civil Advocacy teaches students the principles of argumentation as a practical way to engage in interpersonal and public deliberation. Authors Larry Underberg and Heather Norton offer a unique approach for creating civil discourse by encouraging students to consider how they argue with others to enhance or diminish opportunities for future dialogue. A variety of everyday examples are provided in the text to demonstrate how well-reasoned argumentation can strengthen communities and create productive citizenship. Students gain a better understanding for the situations, environments, and relationships that form the context for an advocate, and how those factors can influence discourse. Instructors, sign in at study.sagepub.com/Underberg for test banks, PowerPoint® slides, and more!
Chapter 2: Credibility: The Foundation of Responsible Advocacy
Credibility: The Foundation of Responsible Advocacy
In February of 2015, NBC suspended Brian Williams, managing editor and anchor of top-rated NBC Nightly News, for 6 months without pay for “embellishing” his experience while covering the Iraq War. On his newscast and in other settings, Williams had dramatically discussed how the helicopter in which he and his crew were flying nearly a decade earlier was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and forced to land. The problem is that the helicopter he was flying in did not take a direct hit—another helicopter in the same group did. Despite Williams’s repeated apologies and professed uncertainty as to how he could have been mistaken on such a significant detail, Steve Burke, CEO of ...