Panel to discuss media’s political coverage

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A panel of journalists will discuss the current media environment and coverage of the2004 presidential campaign at 3 p.m. Monday (Sept. 27) in Rooms 100-104 of McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The event is free and open to the public.p. Titled “Media Trust and Bias in 50/50 America,” the forum will feature members of the advisory committee of Notre Dames John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics&Democracy.p. Composed of Notre Dame graduates in journalism, the advisory committee includes Tom Bettag, senior executive producer of ABC News “Nightline” and executive producer of “This Week”; Bill Dwyre, sports editor of the Los Angeles Times; John W. Gallivan, former chairman of the board of Kearns Tribune Corporation and publisher emeritus of the Salt Lake City Tribune; Monica Yant Kinney, metro columnist of the Philadelphia Inquirer; John McMeel, chairman of Andrews McMeel Universal; Bill Mitchell, online editor/marketing director of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies; Anne Thompson, national correspondent for NBC News; Kelley Tuthill, anchor/reporter at WCVB-TV, Boston; and Don Wycliff, public editor of the Chicago Tribune.p. The Gallivan Program was established in 1997 with a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is now supported with an endowment created by the family of John W. Gallivan. The program combines professional training in journalistic skills with examination of the social, political, economic and philosophical concerns related to the practice of journalism.p. _Contact: Robert Schmuhl, director, John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics&Democracy, at (574)631-5128 or _ p.

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