*registration is FREE this year*
please note: there is a charge for Keynote lunch with Tom Rosenstiel
In an age of partisan journalism and ‘combat’ politics, is the idea of media helping citizens make informed electoral choices a quaint but outdated notion? Is the ideal of democratic journalism – a journalism that promotes deliberative democracy through accurate reporting and informed analysis — just a reassuring myth?
The fourth journalism ethics conference, to be staged by the Center for Journalism Ethics (CJE) at the beautiful, new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, examines political campaigning and electoral reporting today, and considers its impact on democracy.
Leading journalists and scholars will lead panels, break-out workshops, and debates on the role of political advertising, media “fact checking” on candidate statements, electoral coverage and social media, tracking political donations, and proposals on how to “clean up” the political process.
This year our keynote speaker, Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, will present the latest research on how the public is affected by trends in media and journalism. During the conference, the CJE will present the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics to longtime reporter and editor Steve Lovejoy.
This year’s conference is made possible through a generous donation from the Evjue Foundation, plus support from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, Green Line Strategies LLC, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, WISC-TV in Madison, American Family Insurance, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, the UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and our individual citizen supporters.
Join us for a day of stimulating discussion on media and democratic politics in a beautiful facility.
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