The Diederich College of Communication and the O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism are pleased to welcome Randy Roguski and Brittany Wallman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as the 2019 Burleigh Media Ethics lecturers.

What Went Wrong in Parkland?

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel revealed how 17 people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Metro Editor Randy Roguski and Reporter Brittany Wallman will discuss the Sun-Sentinel's Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting that examined the prevention and response failures by law enforcement, the school district and social services in a high school touted as the state’s safest.

Event Details

  • Thursday, October 10, 4:00 pm
  • Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms (see map at right)

Join us to hear what’s changed — or not — in the aftermath of Parkland and the Sun-Sentinel’s stories. We’ll discuss the lessons this horrific episode holds for schools in America, the debate over gun control and ethical dilemmas the reporters faced.

The Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, registration is requested. Please visit our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot today.

Speaker Biographies

Randy RoguskiRandy Roguski

Mr. Roguski is the metro editor at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and has more than 35 years of experience as a reporter, holding various reporting and editing positions. He now lives in Boca Raton with his wife, Liz. Please visit Randy's staff biography page to view his reporting.


Brittany WallmanBrittany Wallman

Ms. Wallman is the Fort Lauderdale City Hall reporter and an investigative reporter covering the Parkland shooting. She is the mother of two, and her husband, Bob Norman, is a journalist. She is a graduate from the University of Florida. Her stories for the Sun-Sentinel can be viewed on Brittany's staff biography page.