Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop

Date: Sept. 19, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Franklin Hall FirstEnergy Auditorium

Event Description:

National Ethics Conference Focuses on Entertainment Journalism at Ninth Workshop

Industry experts will discuss topics such as Privacy vs. Adoration, Access to Celebrities, How to Get a Job in Entertainment Media, Stalking and Paparazzi, and Dealing with Publicity and Press Agents

Celebrities are followed by the paparazzi, have minimal privacy and are constantly in the public eye, yet they still want and need fans and attention. That attention, in the form of entertainment media ethics, is the focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop, “That’s Entertainment?” The ninth annual event will take place at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Speakers will focus on topics such as Privacy vs. Adoration, Access to Celebrities, How to Get a Job in Entertainment Journalism, Stalking and Paparazzi, and Dealing with Publicity and Press Agents.

The program will draw a national audience through live streaming and mobile devices. In-person attendees and Web viewers can contribute to discussions and ask questions via Twitter, using the hashtag #ksuethics13.

For questions regarding this event, contact Jennifer Kramer, 330-672-1960.