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Special Events :: Community Event also Education :: Discussion
The Informed Citizen Series: What are Journalistic Ethics?
6:30 PM
Missoula Public Library
The Missoula Public Library will host Humanities Montana's The Informed Citizen program “What are Journalistic Ethics?" with Kathy Best, editor of the Missoulian. This is the first program of a three part series at the library that explores the role of journalism in a democratic society. Despite the recent uproar over fake news and the dishonest mainstream media, traditional journalists and news outlets have long held to rigorous codes of conduct and ethical standards. Journalism schools teach ethics, professional associations have codes of ethics, and most papers have transparency policies that make them accountable to the public. The editor of the Missoulian leads a discussion of what safeguards are in place, how standards differ within different news organizations, and whether the safe guards are adequate. Discussion in the Large Meeting Room. 6:30 PM
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Missoula Public Library
Address: 301 East Main Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 721-2665

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