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What is the Role of the Student Media?

The School of Communication invites students, faculty, and staff to join a conversation Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. to explore the role of student media, particularly in today's ever-changing digital media environment.

The debate about the role of journalism in a free society is nothing new, nor is the discussion about the role of the student media on campus. But recent events have brought national media attention to the campus and prompted renewed interest.

Some of the questions we’ll address include: What is the role of the student journalist? Does the First Amendment apply to student media? What is news? How is a publication’s reputation determined? Are we training responsible journalists? How should people deal with reporters?

DATE: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
TIME: 5-6 p.m.
PANELISTS: Professor Amy Eisman; Frank LoMonte, Executive Director, Student Press Law Center; Professor John Watson; Brett Zongker, Associated Press and former Eagle Editor. Moderator: Rose Ann Robertson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, SOC.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #campusmedia