E&P's Editor to Appear on FIU Journalism Panel in Miami

By: E&P Staff The Hearst Distinguished Lecture Series at Florida International University will conclude on March 30 with a panel on hot-button topical journalism issues. The symposium, conducted by the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, features E&P Editor Greg Mitchell, other journalists, and First Amendment attorney Bruce Sanford.

Appearing with Mitchell will be David Kidwell, investigative reporter for the Miami Herald; Manuel Roig-Franzia, Miami Bureau chief for The Washington Post; and Princell Hair, senior vice president of program and talent development at CNN.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 6 p.m. in the Wolfe University Center Ballroom at FIU-Biscayne Bay Campus. Moderator will be the interim chair of the department, Allan Richards.

"It's not hard to see that market pressures are compromising the media's independent viewpoint, or that the 'rush to publish,' to be the first with the news, is compromising the media's reliability," said Richards. "And what about the federal judges who are holding reporters in contempt of court for refusing to divulge sources? Or media consolidations? All of this adds up to a growing challenge to independent and objective reporting, and to the ultimate victim: democracy."

For more information about the event, call (305) 919-4578.


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