PNA Calendar of Events

Ethics for Today’s Journalist

  • Date: May 30, 2014 - May 30, 2014
  • Location: State College, Pennsylvania
  • Address: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
  • Contact: Kristin Bleiler
  • Email:
  • Phone: 717-703-3069

In the daily pursuit of the truth, journalists follow basic, guiding principles of right and wrong.  In today’s digital-first newsrooms, they often confront new challenges.  Workshop participants will identify and analyze today’s toughest ethical dilemmas while discussing sound decisions that allow them to maintain relationships with their communities and those they serve.

The morning session features a keynote presentation from the nationally-known voice of media ethics, Kelly McBride.  Kelly is Senior Faculty, Ethics, Reporting and Writing at Poynter Institute.  She’ll discuss “Building Trust in the 21st Century: How Journalists and Newsrooms Can Adapt to the Needs of the Modern Audience.”

The afternoon session is “Legally Speaking: Answers to Your Ethical Questions.”  From news briefs published online to anonymous comments to mugshots, what can you do and what are you legally required to do?  Following a review of defamation law, PNA attorneys will share answers to questions they often hear on the PNA Legal Hotline including take-down requests, expungements and pardons of criminal records, mugshot litigation, unmasking of unnamed commenters, among other topics.

Workshop is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Continental breakfast and lunch included.  Cost: $49, per person for PNA members.

This special regional workshop is sponsored by the PNA Foundation Fellows Fund for the Future.

To Register:
Please pre-register by May 23, by completing and returning the registration form available for download below.  Or, if attending the PA Press Conference, simply select this workshop as an additional option on your conference registration form.  Visit the Press Conference page for more information.

For more information, download the workshop flyer below.

Workshop Flyer

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