Steiger, former editor of the Wall Street Journal, is editor-in-chief of ProPublica, the independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism.

The Huffington Post

Huffington, Editor-in-Chief for the popular news website bearing her name, will appear at the Workshop via cyber-connection to talk about "What's Next for Citizen Journalism?"


Holovaty, developer of EveryBlock, will be live at the Workshop discussing data-mining and access to government information.


Cherenson is the immediate past chair and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the world's largest organization for public relations professionals.

Columbus Dispatch

Miller is managing editor / news for The Columbus Dispatch. He joined the paper as a reporter in 1984 and has covered regional news, urban affairs, Columbus City Hall, and higher education.

The Plain Dealer

Michelle Jarboe is a business reporter who covers commercial and residential real estate and development. Prior to joining the Plain Dealer in 2007, she worked as a business reporter for the News & Record, in Greensboro, N.C.

Akron Beacon Journal

Bruce Winges has been editor and vice president of the Akron Beacon Journal since May 2007.

The Plain Dealer

Kroll is Director of Training and Digital Development for The Plain Dealer, overseeing newsroom training and its online interaction with readers, including moderation of comments and the use of social media.

Knight Professor, Duke University

Cohen is the Knight professor at Duke University, where she studies new techniques in investigative reporting. She worked as an editor and reporter for The Washington Post for more than a decade.

Cleveland Foundation

Currently a public affairs associate with the Cleveland Foundation, Tara Jefferson manages the foundation's social media and website.

McCoy, named "Best Reporter" by the Associated Press Broadcasters in 2010, works as Digital Anchor/Producer for and produces the daily vodcast The AkronNewsNow Update.

  • Paul Steiger
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Adrian Holovaty
  • Michael Cherenson
  • Alan Miller
  • Michelle Jarboe
  • Bruce Winges
  • John Kroll
  • Sarah Cohen
  • Tara Pringle Jefferson
  • Lindsay McCoy

Other sponsorship opportunities available.
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About - "Next Ethics?"

"Digital Doers" from legacy media, new media and news gathering organizations in between will dig deep into ethics issues relating to innovation at the annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop titled "Next Ethics?"

This sixth annual conference will feature speakers Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor of the Huffington Post; Adrian Holovaty, founder and editor of; and Paul Steiger, editor of ProPublica. Additional guests and panelists will be announced soon.

The Workshop will take place Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in Franklin Hall, home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. The event also will be available to viewers via live stream on the Web and on mobile devices. All participants can contribute to the Workshop discussions and ask questions of speakers via Twitter.