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UCO Media Ethics Conference 2013
Sept. 25-26, 2013 - Nigh University Center
Featuring Al Jazeera America reporter Josh Rushing
Ethics 2013 will offer students, teachers and journalism professionals the opportunity to discuss the challenges facing the discipline and chart a course forward.
This year's conference will feature addresses by Josh Rushing and Doug Mitchell. Rushing is a 14-year Marine Corps veteran who resigned a top job at the Pentagon to go to work for the al Jazeera TV network. His reporting has taken him to Iraq and Afghanistan ten times, often embedded with soldiers and Marines at the invitation of their commanders. With the recent launch of Al Jazeera America, Rushing's work is very timely indeed. He'll talk about how he performs his job ethically, while seeking out truth and telling stories of people who often are voiceless. Mitchell is co-director of a start-up camp funded by The Ford Foundation to develop media professionals of color into tomorrow's business founders and CEOs. He’s a member of two Boards, an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University and was recently appointed to the Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Commission's "Senior Specialist Program, as well as a judge for the "Start up Chile" program through "You Noodle."
Thanks to the University of Central Oklahoma, The Oklahoman and the Ethics and Excellence Foundation for their strong support of this conference.