Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop

Data breaches that compromise accounts and invade privacy occur almost daily. Universities are in a unique position to educate their students, faculty and staff about the importance of securing their own data and online identities. On Sept. 15-18, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University will host Big Data and Privacy (BDP) Week to raise campus awareness of and engagement with concepts of big data, privacy and what those concepts mean individually and globally. This is the first commemorative week of its kind at Kent State.  

Data Minefields?
Big data. Big search. Big opportunities. Big complications. And big implications for the First Amendment, privacy, information security and the media. This year's Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop will go beyond the headlines to explore this issue from multiple perspectives.

Blistering sound bites, attack ads and pack journalism are all parts of “dirty politics.” The focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop will reflect upon the significance of fact-checking, polling and anti-gender bias in political reporting at the eighth annual event at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Media professionals, educators and college students will attend panel discussions, question-and-answer sessions and debates led by nationally recognized media and political experts.

Connie Schultz is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate, and a regular essayist for Parade Magazine. She won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for columns that judges praised for providing “a voice for the underdog and the underprivileged."

The 8th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop will be Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 in JMC's state-of-the-art First Energy Auditorium in Franklin Hall. Theme for this year is political media ethics. Plan to join Poynter faculty, media professionals and others for this daylong training opportunity. See last year's sports media ethics Workshop archives here.

Foul Play?

The Seventh Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop

Tattoos, jerseys, scandal and secrets mean more in today’s headlines than ever before and at the Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop, top sports journalists and ethics professionals will discuss all of the “Foul Play” happening in athletics at the collegiate and professional level.

The seventh annual conference took place Thursday, Sept. 15 in Franklin Hall, home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University, Speakers included: