Mar 2 2011
01:04 pm

What: ETSPJ: Justice, Media and the People's Right to Know
When: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 8:00am
Where: Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

The East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists is hosting an all-day conference on "Justice, Media and the People's Right to Know - Inherent Tensions and Practical Implications in a Free Society."

The event is free (including lunch!). The program is designed for journalists, citizens, and public records administrators who are all invited to attend.

More details after the jump...

There will be panel discussions with an impressive lineup of experts including Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade and Knox County Circuit Court Judge Dale Workman, along with prominent local attorneys, law enforcement officials, educators and journalists. Alex S. Jones, a native East Tennessean and now director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, will deliver the keynote address.


Tentative agenda and participants...

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center announcement...

Printable flyer...

Registration is required and must be received by March 25 or until full. Sponsors are planning for a maximum of 100 attendees at the Toyota Auditorium event, with some overflow seating possible.

Additional support is provided by the University of Tennessee College of Law, Society of Professional Journalists national and Region 12 offices, UT Political Science Department, UT American Studies Interdisciplinary Program, UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media/College of Communication and Information, Knoxville News Sentinel, the E. W. Scripps Company, Tennessee Press Association Foundation.

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