A panel discussion about ethics in political journalism

Centennial of Journalism at Marquette

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The expert panel included Chris Bury, ABC News national correspondent; Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter; Adam Yamaguchi, Current TV correspondent and producer; John Barron, Chicago Sun-Times publisher; Sophia Nelson, political strategist and columnist; Ron Smith, Prof St '05, '09, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel assistant managing editor; Dr. Tom Grimes, Texas State University journalism and mass communications professor; and Dr. Bonnie Brennen, Nieman Professor of Journalism in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.


Ethics in politics in the 24-hour news cycle. Do they exist? Do they count? What's newsworthy? The expert panel assembled for the Centennial of Journalism at Marquette discussed the role of journalism in democracy, which was moderated by Dr. Erik Ugland, associate dean for graduate studies and research and associate professor. The event was produced by broadcast students in the Diederich College of Communication.


At the height of yellow journalism 100 years ago, John Copus, a former journalist turned Jesuit priest, decided that Marquette's urban campus in Milwaukee would be the perfect place to start the world's first Catholic journalism program. During the 2010-11 academic year, the Diederich College of Communication proudly celebrates this centennial of journalism education.

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