Kurt Eichenwald Named 2006 Burleigh Ethics Lecturer
New York Times Reporter to Discuss Media Ethics at Marquette
Released: March 21, 2006
MILWAUKEE – New York Times investigative reporter Kurt Eichenwald will deliver the 2006 Burleigh Ethics Lecture at Marquette University Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom (1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.).
In doing research for a story on child webcam pornography, Eichenwald came across Justin Berry, a teenager who had set up a webcam in his room and had been drawn in to performing sex acts for money. Eichenwald persuaded Berry to quit the business, stop using drugs, and to tell his story on record. The resulting exposé was published in the New York Times Dec. 19, 2005.
Eichenwald will discuss the media’s standard of objectivity and how and when it should be breached, as well as roles of the publisher, editor and reporter in weighing objectivity with engagement.
Interested media should contact Anne Broeker in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.
Editor’s Note: Eichenwald will join Martin Kaiser and Eugene Kane of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; John Nichols of the Capital Times; and Karen Slatterly, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication at Marquette University, Thursday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom for a panel discussion.
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
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