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Symposium to discuss local news-media ethics

on March 19, 2014 10:50 AM

Journalism ethics and local news media is the topic of discussion scheduled for Friday evening, March 28, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Members of the public, including citizens of the Indiana community, are welcome.

The event is free.

Members of the discussion panel include:

• Eric Ebeling, executive editor of The Indiana Gazette;

• Dave Gershgorn, editor-in-chief of the IUP student newspaper, The Penn.

• Todd Marino, production manager for Renda Broadcasting radio stations in Indiana and Greensburg; and

• Dr. David Loomis, journalism professor at IUP, will moderate.

The symposium will be held in the Delaware Room of the Hadley Union Building on the IUP campus. Ample parking is available in adjacent and nearby lots. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and end by 6:30 p.m. Light snacks and bottled water will be offered.

The event is sponsored by the IUP journalism department and by the campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The SPJ Code of Ethics, widely used by news media for much of the past century and easily accessible on the Web, will provide reference for discussion. The event is funded by the Elizabeth Ray Sweeney Fund, a trust established in 1985 by the late treasurer of The Indiana Gazette, to enrich the education of IUP journalism students.

For more information, phone the IUP journalism department at (724) 357-4411 or email Loomis at

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