Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop to Discuss Trauma and Journalism
Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication hosted the 11th annual Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Franklin Hall. Visit the workshop website to watch archives of any of the sessions.
JMC Associate Professor Jan Leach was the chairwoman of the planning team. She teaches media ethics, graduate media ethics, newswriting, copy editing and other news courses and is director of the Kent State Media Law Center for Ethics & Access. She is an Ethics Fellow at the Poynter Institute for Journalism Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she works with other media professionals to define and address ethics issues.
What is the Workshop?
The Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop is a one-day training program for professionals, educators and students which examines critical issues and perspectives in media ethics. Moderated by distinguished Poynter ethics faculty, the Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop provides a unique forum for professionals and students alike to confront and discuss premier issues crucial to understanding media ethics and its effect on our world. Previous Poynter KSU Workshops have addressed online ethics, sports media ethics and ethical issues in political reporting. Established in 2004, The Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop continues its mission to strengthen media credibility and bolster citizens’ faith in media integrity.
Who are the sponsors?
The Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop is sponsored by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia Journalism School, the Akron Beacon Journal, the Akron Area Chapter of Public Relations Society of America, Gift from Within, Hennes Communications, Kent State University, the College of Communication and Information, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and TeleProductions.