The Minnesota Pro Chapter’s board — along with the Twin Cities chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association — recently released a statement expressing concern over KSTP’s “Pointergate” story.
We don’t just want to do a statement, though, because we realize that there are many complex issues involved.
Minnesota SPJ, in collaboration with AAJA, TCBJ, the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law and the Minnesota Journalism Center, will host a public forum on the ethical issues raised by this story at Cowles Auditorium on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota — on Dec. 8, 2014 at 7 p.m. Panelists, who will include journalism professors and media professionals, will discuss how to avoid airing a similar story in the future, as well as other questions this story presents about our community. The public is encouraged to attend.
- Jane Kirtley, University of Minnesota professor and director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law.
- Duchesne Drew, managing editor of the Star Tribune
- Anthony Newby, executive director at MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
When: Dec. 8, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Where: Cowles Auditorium on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota
Can’t make it? The Uptake plans to stream the event at http://theuptake.org/pointergate