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

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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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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