Sep. 27, 2009  

Ethics and the Media Conference


“Principled Journalism and Government Relations in a New Era”

A one-day conference for South Florida journalists, government officials and public relations professionals sponsored by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics, the School of Communication at the University of Miami and the South Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
School of Communication
University of Miami
5100 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, Florida

Keynote Speaker:
Syndicated Columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Other conference presenters include:
The Hon. Lynda Bell
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, Esq.
Helen Aguirre Ferre
Howard Finklestein, Esq.
Dwight Lauderdale
Michael Lewis
The Hon. Harvey Ruvin
Chief John Timoney
SPJ president Julie Kay

Workshop Topics include:
Media, Law and Public Access
The Revolving Door between Government and Media
Government Information: Presentation and Perception
The Appearance of Impropriety

The $20 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and a panel discussion on Political Smears and Media Manipulation.

For more information contact the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics at 305-350-0631 or

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