Media Ethics Scholar to Visit WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Jay Black, one of the nation's foremost experts on journalism ethics, will visit Weber State University March 25-26.

During his visit, Black will present "Media Ethics Between Iraq and a Hard Place," at 11:30 a.m. March 25 in the Stewart Library Special Collections room. The speech is free to the public.

Black recently completed 10 years of service as the Poynter Jamison chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He has served as a journalism professor at the University of Alabama, Utah State University and Bowling Green State University. He has worked as a reporter and copy editor on four newspapers in Ohio and Missouri, and since 1984 he has been co editor of the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

Black will conduct a series of workshops and seminars with journalism and communication students while on campus. His visit is sponsored by the Department of Communication and WSU's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Sheree Josephson, associate communication professor
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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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