April 1, 2015
Johnson State College invites students, teachers, news consumers and practicing media professionals to its annual Community Journalism Day on Friday, April 17, in Stearns Student Center Performance Space. This year’s theme is “Media Ethics and You.” The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required at www.jsc.edu/cjd.
The day begins with check-in from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.: Welcoming remarks by Tyrone Shaw, associate professor for JSC’s Print & Web Community Journalism Program.
9:45 a.m.: A panel discussion with Seven Days’ investigative reporter Ken Picard, Burlington Free Press senior reporter Mike Donoghue, Barton Chronicle founding editor Chris Braithwaite and Ross Connelly, editor of the Hardwick Gazette. The panel members will revisit ethical issues they have encountered in their careers.
11 a.m.: A workshop titled “What Would You Do?” Participants will focus on case studies and try to find the best ethical solutions when none is easy.
1 p.m.: A presentation by Sawyer Alberi, a part-time faculty member at JSC, on “Ethical Issues in Social Media.”
An optional campus tour is available from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.