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Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop, Thu Sept. 20 @ Franklin Hall

Posted Sep. 16, 2012

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Panelists will focus on media ethics of “Dirty Politics” at national workshop

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 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. onThursday, Sept. 20.Students are encouraged to attend for free.


Topics include:

·         "What the Fact?" Fourth-year findings from Poynter’s Sense-Making Project

·         Politics & Perception: The Role of a Responsible Press

·         “Why Can’t We All Get Along?” Civility & Social Media in Politics

·         Best Practices for Today & Tomorrow

·         LUNCH KEYNOTE: Conversation with Connie

·         Not Your Mother’s Politics: Women & Gender

·         Plan of Attack: Political Advertising & Campaign Communications

·         Where Do We Go From Here?


Speaker line-up:

  Greg Korte, USA Today

  Bill Adair, PolitiFact

  Emily Harris, Journalism Accelerator

  Pam Fine, Political Fiber

  Mark Naymik, Plain Dealer political reporter and blogger

  Dr. John Green, director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron

  Drs. Steve Hook and Rick Robyn, professors of political science, Kent State University

  Jill Miller Zimon, Pepper Pike City Council member

  Dan Moulthrop, The Civic Commons

  Fran Collins, associate professor of advertising, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

  Doug Oplinger, The Akron Beacon Journal

  Bruce Winges, The Akron Beacon Journal

  Stephanie Warsmith, The Akron Beacon Journal

  Barb Paynter, Hennes Paynter Crisis Communications

  Howard Fencl, Hennes Paynter Crisis Communications

  Kelly McBride, Poynter Institute ethics specialist

  Ellyn Angelotti, Poynter Institute journalism values and legal challenges specialist


Cost: $25 for media and public relations professionals, $20 for educators and FREE for students


The Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop is sponsored by the Poynter Institute, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation,  the Journalism Accelerator, the Media Law Center for Ethics and Access, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the College of Communication and Information, the Civic Commons, Kent State Department of Political Science, Kent State TeleProductions, Kent State’s Department of Educational Technology, Akron Area PRSA, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Online News Association.



Questions: Contact Jan Leach, 330-672-4289 or or Jennifer Kramer, 330-672-1960 or