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The Media Law Center for Ethics and Access, originally named the Center for Privacy and the First Amendment, offers workshops and seminars in media ethics and access to government information. It provides advice and counsel for anyone — journalists, government officials or members of the public — with questions about ethics or access or related media law concerns.

Featured Event

David Folkenflik of NPR

Media Ethics Workshop to Focus on Fake News

NPR’s David Folkenflik will headline the 13th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 21, 2017. Hosted by the Poynter Institute and the Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Media Law Center for Ethics and Access, this year’s workshop will explore the concept and ethics of “fake news.”

“Fake news” has become a popular catchphrase since the 2016 presidential election. Once used to describe deliberate misinformation and hoaxes, it has since become a blanket term to discredit all kinds of stories.