Eighth Annual Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop - "Dirty Politics"

Akron Area PRSA is joining with nine other organizations to sponsor the Eighth Annual Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop, titled "Dirty Politics", on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Kent State's Franklin Hall The focus of this year's workshop will reflect on the significance of fact-checking, polling and anti-gender bias in political reporting. A panel discussion will examine the ethics of political communication from the standpoint of the media and public relations professionals. References to how campaign communications regularly violate the ethics codes of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Relations Society of America. Akron Arae PRSA is sponsoring this workshop during PRSA Ethics Month as one of its three ethics program in 2012.

Speakers on the workshop agenda include keynote speaker Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize winner, author, TV commentator and former Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist; Bill Adair, founder of PolitiFact; Greg Korte, USA Today reporter; John Green, director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron; and seven other experts in political science, political campaigning and office holders.

The program will host 150 attendees and will draw a national audience thrugh live streaming and mobile devices. Sponsoring groups in addition to Akron Area PRSA include: the Poynter Institute, the Media Law Center for Ethics and Access, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the KSU College of Communication and Information, Kent State TeleProductions, KSU Dept. of Educational Technology, the Akron Beacon Journal, the Civic Commons and the Online News Association.

Details Include:

  • What -- Eighth Annual Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop titled "Dirty Politics?" focusing on ethics and politics.
  • When -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
  • Where -- FirstEnergy Auditorium in Franklin Hall, 550 Hilltop Dr., Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Cost -- $25 for media and public relations professionals; $20 foe educators and FREE for students

Event Website for Details and Registration

Questions -- Contact Jan Leach, 330-672-4289 or jleach1@kent.edu