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Tragedy in the News: A Student Discussion

Ethics Over Tea:  

Tragedy in the News

A student discussion series

Wednesday, March 12, 11:30-12:30

The Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington IN 47405

Refreshments served.



RSVP to eayoung@indiana.edu

After a child drowned in a swimming pool, journalists John Woodrow Cox and Will Vragovics decided to report on the family tragedy while also drawing attention to the huge problem of child drownings. Their story featured the photo of the distraught parents above, making one of the worst moments of their lives public. How would you have covered the story, if at all? What role does reporting play in changing the lines between private and public? How should journalists, or we as readers or discussants using this photo, relate to the people in it? Share your thoughts at this open discussion of the ethics of media and tragedy, facilitated by Professor of Journalism Tom French.

Ethics Over Tea discussions emphasize student voices and invite IU undergrads from any department to share their views. Faculty and others are welcome to observe with an RSVP.

This is part of the Talking About Ethics Series, co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College, Poynter Center, and Wells Scholars Program. Got a topic? Email eayoung@indiana.edu!

Wednesday March 12, 2014 11:30 AM
Wednesday March 12, 2014 12:30 PM
The Poynter Center, 618 E. 3rd St., Bloomington IN 47405
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