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Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium is today at the Capitol; free and open to public

Doug and Skip Oppenheimer welcome attendees to the University of Idaho's Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium Thursday at the Idaho state Capitol Auditorium. (Betsy Russell)
Doug and Skip Oppenheimer welcome attendees to the University of Idaho's Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium Thursday at the Idaho state Capitol Auditorium. (Betsy Russell)

The University of Idaho's Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium is today at the state Capitol Auditorium, and it's free and open to the public. From 8-9:30 a.m., businessman Bill Drake, chairman of Drake Cooper Marketing and Advertising, will give a keynote address, with Sean Evans, publisher of the Idaho Business Review, serving as MC. From 2-5:30, there will be three symposium presentations:

* "Journalists, Judges and Lawyers: Converging or Diverging Standards of Ethics," by Dean Donald Burnett, University of Idaho College of Law
* "New Media and the Law," by Lisa McGrath, Internet and social media attorney
* "Media Ethics in the Digital Age," a panel discussion - I'm the moderator - featuring Vicki Gowler, Idaho Statesman editor; Anne Wallace Allen, managing editor, Idaho Business Review; Wayne Hoffman, publisher, IdahoReporter.com; and Kate Morris, executive news director, KTVB

At 6 p.m. is the symposium keynote: "Rules of the Road: Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism," given by Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab. All sessions both free and open to the public, and will be web-streamed live by Idaho Public Television. The symposium is underwritten by a gift from Doug and Skip Oppenheimer, and supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council. The event is subtitled, "Reinvigorating ethics in education and practice in the digital age."
 




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