Journalism, Satire And Free Speech

Feb 10, 2015

9:00, Wednesday, February 11, 2015

There are four basic tenets of journalistic ethics: seeking truth, being accountable, acting independently and minimizing harm. But what happens when those tenets, combined with the ideals of free speech, come up against cultures that don’t hold those things dear? Where do you draw the line? When does free speech become hate speech? How should we react when our beliefs are challenged? We'll take a deeper look at that. 

Guests

Kevin SiersCharlotte Observer Editorial Cartoonist  

Kimberly Lawson—Editor, Creative Loafing

Craig Paddock-- Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte