Explore Ethics and the Media with NPR at NET, CoJMC Event

News Release Date: 
October 24, 2019

For Immediate Release

Explore Ethics and the Media with NPR at NET, CoJMC Event

LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 24, 2019) – In today’s complicated news environment, ethics are more important than ever. On Nov. 7, a free, public event, presented by NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will feature two National Public Radio editors who will “pull back the curtain” on NPR’s decision-making processes.

“Ethics and the Media: Putting Principles into Practice at NPR” will start at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Nebraska Union Auditorium at UNL, 1400 R St. Seating is limited with 240 seats available. Mark Memmott Elizabeth Jensen

Elizabeth Jensen, NPR’s public editor, and Mark Memmott, NPR’s supervising senior editor for standards and practices, will discuss the steps they take on a daily basis to ensure the public’s trust in public media journalism is always protected, as well as actual stories and ethical dilemmas they have faced in their work.

Jensen is responsible for bringing transparency to matters of journalism and journalism ethics. She receives tens of thousands of listener inquiries annually and responds to significant queries, comments and criticisms.

Memmott is a resource for NPR journalists – helping them raise proper questions as they do their work and uphold the organization’s standards.

“We want to show our listeners the amount of thoughtful analysis and critical thinking that goes into the journalistic process,” said NET News Director Dennis Kellogg, who will also be the evening’s moderator.

For more information about the event, visit https://journalism.unl.edu/ethics-and-media.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.