Thursday, May 10, 2012
9 AM – 4 PM
Hosted by Professor and James Wallace Chair Peter Laufer and Professor and John L. Hulteng Chair Tom Bivins
Conflict is a critical element of most news reporting. Too often, journalists assigned to report on conflict find it framed by the combatants as a simple ‘us against them’ story. That rarely is the case. Rather, conflict in news stories is multi-faceted – and its causes and solutions are complex. Learning to report on conflict with a point of view oriented to what may be a solution rather than a simplistic who-wins-and-who-loses perspective can result in informative and constructive journalism of social value.
8:30 AM Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast
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George Papagiannis of UNESCO, former head of the UNESCO office in Baghdad and Director of UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector in Iraq.
A special thanks to the Hulteng family for making this event possible. John L. Hulteng served as the dean of the School of Journalism and Communication from 1962-68 and 1975-76 and was described by colleagues as a "master teacher" of journalism and an authority on media ethics. He was inducted into the School's Hall of Achievement in 1999.