Panelists to examine journalism ethics in Nov. 3 forum

by Dennis Brown

“Journalism Ethics: The Craft of Credibility” will be the subject of a public forum Monday (Nov. 3) at the University of Notre Dame. It will begin at 3 p.m. in Rooms 100-104 of McKenna Hall and is free and open to the public.p. Panelists will discuss ethical problems that recently have occurred in journalism and point out potential concerns for news gathering and reporting in the future. The forum will feature members of the advisory committee of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics&Democracy at Notre Dame.p. Committee members include Tom Bettag, senior executive producer of ABC News’ “Nightline”; 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 committee, which oversees the curriculum and activities of the University’s undergraduate concentration in journalism, was formed in 1997 and is composed of Notre Dame graduates involved in various aspects of communications.p. The Gallivan Program was established 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. It offers students professional training in journalistic skills along with examination of the social, political, economic and philosophical concerns related to the practice of journalism.

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