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Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law Presents

Free Press - Fair Trial: The Ethics of Writing Wrongs

4/29/19, 7:00 PM

About this event

2019 Silha Center Spring Forum/SPJ Ethics Week

Free Press – Fair Trial: The Ethics of Writing Wrongs

 

The criminal trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor for the shooting death of Justine Damond has raised concerns about media access to court proceedings.  The SPJ Code of Ethics suggests that media access to trials, as well as other information regarding crimes and criminal background, should balance the public’s right to know and the defendant’s right to a fair trial. This event will provide a platform for discussion to give journalists an ethical lens through which to make decisions on free press and fair trial issues.

 

•How do racial narratives impact reporting when a fair trial is at issue?

•Is reporting the criminal background of suspects always necessary, and to what extent?

•Should journalists be concerned about the court of public opinion as well as that of the actual court?

 

Featuring

John Croman, KARE 11

Libor Jany, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Nekima Levy Armstrong, Black Pearl, LLC

Paul Engh, Paul Engh Law Office

Jane Kirtley, Silha Center/U of M, moderator

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law and the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Event Location
  • 130 Murphy Hall
  • 206 Church St. SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA
This event is presented by Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law