Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture

"Truth and Trust in the 21st Century: Why Journalism Ethics Will Change"

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
4 p.m., Helfaer Theatre


Kelly McBride, Poynter senior faculty and editor of The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century, will deliver Marquette University's 2014 Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public.

McBride, who started at the Poynter Institute in 2002, currently runs the Ethics Department and the Reporting, Writing and Editing Department. She is also the director of Poynter's Sense-Making Project, a Ford Foundation initiative examining the transformation of journalism from a profession for a few to a civic obligation of many, the values of the Fifth Estate and the effects of technology on democracy.

McBride is a co-editor along wit Tom Rosenstiel, of The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century. The book addresses problems facing today's journalists, including how we arrive at truth in an era of abundant and unverified information; the evolution of new business models and partnerships; the presence of journalists on independent social media platforms; the role of diversity; the meaning of stories; the value of images; and the role of community in the production of exceptional journalism.