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SPJ Madison, UW-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics to host post-midterm panel Nov. 7

MADISON — The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is partnering with UW-Madison’s Center for Journalism Ethics to host a panel discussion Nov. 7 on journalism ethics and the challenges of covering politics in highly polarized times.

The event — which is free and open to the public — will be held in the Promenade Room at the Overture Center for the Arts from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Scheduled for the day after the midterm elections, the event is bringing together panelists with expertise in media, political reporting and the news industry for a lively discussion on topics ranging from declining media trust, changing business models and social media to how partisanship affects both journalists and news consumers.

The three panelists are: David Folkenflik, the New York City-based media correspondent for NPR News and the host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR; Jessie Opoien, a reporter at the Capital Times covering state government and politics; and Dhavan Shah, the Maier-Bascom Professor in UW-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and director of the Mass Communication Research Center.

Folkenflik will be visiting the Center for Journalism Ethics the week of Nov. 5 as part of the Center’s journalist in residence program, an initiative now in its third year.

The event will be moderated by Center Director Kathleen Bartzen Culver, who’s also the James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics.

RSVP for the event on Facebook and see more details on the Center’s website.

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