PRESENTATION10:15 - 10:30
Presentation of the WISCONSIN COMMITMENT TO JOURNALISM ETHICS AWARD
The Center for Journalism Ethics presents its first award to a Wisconsin journalist who has shown firm and inspiring commitment to quality, responsible journalism.
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
SESSION II10:45 - 12:00 Ethics for the New Investigative Newsroom
Session discusses a report on a recently staged roundtable on ethical issues in creating and operating non-profit investigative newsrooms. The roundtable addressed such issues as funding and conflicts of interest, editorial independence and transparency.
SESSION IV2:10 - 3:15 pm
What Ever Happened to Verification in Journalism?
Is verification prior to publication still possible in a media world that exchanges information globally at almost the speed of light? Are online speed and journalism verification incompatible in journalism? What should journalism ethics say about this problem?
Scott Cohn, senior correspondent, CNBC
Kristin Czubkowski, blogger, Laptop City Hall , and government reporter, The Capital Times
Sue Robinson, journalism professor, UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Phil Rosenthal, media columnist, Chicago Tribune
John Smalley, editor, Wisconsin State Journal
SESSION V3:30 - 4:55 pm When Journalists Join the Media Revolution: An International Conversation
The session explores the ethical issues that arise when mainstream journalists use new media, including social media, blogs and Twitter. Can journalists report impartially for their newspaper beat while taking sides on the issues when they tweet or blog? What should be the guidelines?
Two leading experts in new media and social media, one in the United States, one in Canada, present their views on best practices in a dynamic, interactive session, using real-world examples.
Katy Culver, journalism professor, UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication Alfred Hermida, journalism professor, University of British Columbia http://www.alfredhermida.com/
Moderator: Lew Friedland, professor, UW-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication
4:55 - 5:05 Concluding remarks: Professor Stephen J.A. Ward