Worldwide Charter Meeting set for new Professional Society for Public Journalism

Worldwide Charter Meeting set for new Professional Society for Public Journalism

Georgia (Jan 24, 2003) — Worldwide Charter Meeting set for new Professional Society for Public Journalism

Leonard Witt

Abstract

Where:

Kennesaw State University‚ outside of Atlanta

For more information go to: www.KennesawSummit.kennesaw.edu



When:

Jan. 24−25



Why:

When the Pew Center for Civic Journalism‚ currently the only central resource for civic journalism‚ closes shop in the spring of 2003‚ civic journalism will need a navigation vehicle to take it into the future. "That vehicle should be a professional journalists' organization like the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors‚ IRE‚ or the Organization of News Ombudsmen‚" said Leonard Witt‚ the Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University and former executive director of the Civic Journalism Initiative at Minnesota Public Radio.



Who:

Journalists‚ academics and citizen advocates from around the world attend the charter meeting Jan. 24−25. These meetings will be a historic moment in the evolution of public or civic journalism.



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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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