If you missed any of the three major SOJC ethics events this spring, you can watch or listen here to: Hulteng Conversations in Ethics: Truth Under Pressure (including the keynote speech by NPR president Kevin Klose); the 2008 Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism; and The Thirty-Second Annual Ruhl Lecture, with Jan Schaffer, Executive Director of J-Lab, the Institute for Interactive Journalism.

Hulteng Conversations in Ethics: “Truth Under Pressure”

More than 150 students, faculty members and guests gathered in the main level lecture hall in the UO Portland’s new home in Old Town for the keynote by Kevin Klose, president of National Public Radio before adjourning to the Turnbull Center for a full day of panel discussions with leading Northwest journalists and ethicists as the school celebrated the legacy of the late SOJC professor and former dean John Hulteng. Nearly 40 SOJC faculty and students from Eugene also attended traveling to Portland on a special SOJC shuttle chartered for the event. The John L. Hulteng Conversations in Ethics is an annual event that brings together students, professionals, and the public for an informed discussion of the ethical issues of the day as they pertain to the media and their constituencies. This year, Conversations in Ethics coincided with the opening of the Turnbull Center’s new home in the UO Portland White Stag Block on April 4.

Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism

Two newspapers and a collegiate journalist were honored with PayneAwards for Ethics in Journalism at an awards ceremony held Thursday, May 8, at the School of Journalism and Communication. The Spokesman-Review, a daily newspaper in Spokane, Wash., and The Phoenix New Times, an alternative newsweekly in Phoenix, Ariz., were given awards in the News Organization category. Ashley Gough, editor of the Mount Observer, a community college newspaper in Massachusetts, won the Collegiate Media category. According to Dean Tim Gleason, “These journalists were awarded for doing good journalism and making the right decision in the face of extreme pressure.” A panel discussion followed the awards presentation.

Jan Schaffer, Executive Director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, presented “”Participatory Media: challenges to the Conventions of Journalism” as the School of Journalism and Communication’s thirty-second annual Ruhl Lecturer on Thursday, May 8.

Read the transcript or listen to the Lecture