October 24th, 2007 04:36 EST
The CCJ and Hurley Symposium to Present Results of Yearlong Research Project
How can we ensure the most important journalistic principles survive this time of fast-paced change? Join CCJ, the Missouri School of Journalism and representatives from three media organizations as they discuss results of a joint project that took a step towards answering that question.
CCJ staff, Missouri School of Journalism staff - including project manager and Curtis B. Hurley Chair Geneva Overholser, staff from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and representatives from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, American Public Media, and WHO-TV Des Moines will gather at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to share insights into how journalistic principles can survive and thrive in the evolving digital envirmonment.
CCJ, its Missouri partners and these three media organizations representing print, radio, and local TV, respectively, collaborated on a project in which each media organization implemented a value highlighted in The Elements of Journalism - the seminal journalism book by CCJ founders Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel - in a meaningful way in their digital offerings.
"It's been a lot of fun, and we think we've learned some important lessons to share with others trying to ensure a healthy future for journalism," said Overholser.
WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE
2007 Curtis B. Hurley Symposium: "New Media, Enduring Values"
Monday, October 29
9-11 a.m. with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
National Press Club
Click here for the University of Missouri Journalism School press release about the event.
MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT AND PARTNERSMilwaukee (Wis.) Journal Sentinel
The goal of this endeavor is to make the Journal Sentinel the "encyclopedia of education for Wisconsin" by putting into the hands of news consumers the tools of verification. The news consumer can go directly to original sources, for example, to test the truthfulness/fairness/comprehensiveness of a news story from his or her own perspective. Martin Kaiser, the paper's editor, will speak on this project.
Creating a Forum for Public Compromise and Criticism:
American Public Media (the national brand of Minnesota Public Radio)
APM is building on the effectiveness of their Public Insight Journalism, which calls on the wisdom of their listeners to enrich their reporting. The project's emphasis is on a tool called "the Idea Generator." Michael Skoler, director of the Public Insight Journalism program, will share progress on this venture.
Making Important News Interesting:
This innovative television station is working to enrich its coverage of the important Iowa presidential caucuses with creative Web features that bring new participants into the political process. Dave Price, a television reporter who almost exclusively covers politics, will present information about this project..
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