About Dirty Politics
Blistering sound bites, attack ads and pack journalism are all parts of “dirty politics.” The focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop will reflect upon the significance of fact-checking, polling and anti-gender bias in political reporting at the eighth annual event at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Media professionals, educators and college students will attend panel discussions, question and answer sessions and debates led by nationally recognized media and political experts.
Pulitzer Prize-winner and Kent State alumna Connie Schultz will address attendees during the lunch keynote presentation. Schultz is an author, TV commentator and former Plain Dealer columnist.
Other speakers include:
Plain Dealer political reporter and blogger
Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron
Drs. Steve Hook and Rick Robyn
Professors of political science, Kent State University
Jill Miller Zimon
Pepper Pike City Council member
Bruce Winges, Doug Oplinger & Stephanie Warsmith
Akron Beacon Journal
Barb Paynter & Howard Fencl
Hennes Paynter Communications
The Journalism Accelerator
Tommie Jo Marsilio
Portage County Commissioner
Poynter Institute ethics specialist
Poynter Institute journalism values and legal challenges specialist
Additional guests and panelists will be announced soon.
ABOUT JMC AT KSU
In its 75th year, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University is a leading accredited journalism school with cutting-edge curriculum and facilities. The school’s mission is focused on understanding the media marketplace and media -related careers while providing professional undergraduate and master's programs within the liberal arts tradition.
JMC teaches its students to gather information, to present it clearly and to think critically within a legal and ethical framework. It serves as a resource for professional practitioners, for media consumers and for Kent State University.
For more information, visit jmc.kent.edu.