Current and Past Conferences



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8:30 Breakfast/registration

8:50 Opening remarks

9:00 The Ethics of Investigating Sport

10:00 Race, Gender & Sexuality in Sports Media

11:00 Break

11:15 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics: The Chicago Tribune

11:30 Lunch and Keynote Address

Robert Lipsyte, veteran journalist and former ESPN ombudsman

1:00 Out of Bounds? Criticism & Vitriol in Sports

2:00 Tom Mulhern Scholarship for Sports Journalism

2:10 Break and disperse to breakouts

2:15 Breakouts

3:15 Plenary Session: Ethics & the Power of Money in Sports Media

4:30 Closing remarks

Conference Program (PDF)

Past Conference Archives

2014: Surveillance and Security

National security, protecting sources, technology and data in a surveillance environment.

2013: Who is Shaping the News? 

Brand journalism, investigative reporting, watchdog media and attacks on the news media

2012: Ethics & Elections: Media, Money and Power

Implications of fact checking, political advertising, Twitter and votes, and a tribute to Anthony Shadid

2011: In Your Face: Partisan Media in a Democracy 

The rise and fall of partisan journalism, nonprofit journalism and transparency, polling and polarization

2010: New Journalism, New Ethics? 

The new ecosystem, investigative newsrooms, old values in a new media world, verification journalism and journalists joining the media revolution

2009: The Future of Ethical Journalism

Tough calls in the newsroom, democratic journalism, and dialogue with the public editor of the New York Times