CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Second Annual Journalism Ethics conference

NEW JOURNALISM — NEW ETHICS?

April 30, 2010
Fluno Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison


8:15 am     Registration Fluno Center main lobby - coffee, tea, refreshments


8:45 am     Welcome: Prof. Stephen J. A. Ward , Director of UW Center for Journalism Ethics

SESSION I    9 am - 10:15
The New Journalism Ecosystem: Transparency, Standards and Practice

Special presentation by Charles Lewis, founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and founder of the Center for Public Integrity

Moderator: Kathy Bissen, director of production, Wisconsin Public Television


PRESENTATION
   
10:15 - 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 II    10:45 - 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.

Stephen J.A. Ward, director, UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Andy Hall, executive director, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, U-W Madison
Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative & Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois

Respondents to report:
Martin Kaiser, editor and senior vice president, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Carol Toussaint,  foundation executive and member of non-profit boards, Madison, Wisconsin

Moderator: Lee Wilkins, media ethics professor, Missouri School of Journalism


12:00 - 1:05     Lunch


SESSION III    1:05 - 2:10 pm
Bridging the Gaps: Holding True to Old-Media Values in a New Media World.


Keynote speech by Jon Sawyer, director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Moderator: Deborah Blum, author and professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison


SESSION IV
   
2:10 - 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

Moderator: Peter Fox, executive director, Wisconsin Newspaper Association


3:15 - 3:30    Coffee break


SESSION V
   
3:30 - 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
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4:55 - 5:05    Concluding remarks: Professor Stephen J.A. Ward





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