‘Just Narratives: Masking Felony Justice’ panel

The Middle for Journalism Ethics will host a community occasion — “Just Narratives: Covering Legal Justice” — at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Memorial Union Enjoy Circle on the UW–Madison campus. Three panelists with know-how in legal justice and journalism will engage in a public dialogue about media ethics and the challenges of covering the justice procedure in the U.S.

This free of charge event is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Legislation Faculty and supported by the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Details about digital attendance can be found right here.

The panelists: 

  • Keri Blakinger is a Marshall Venture investigative reporter and the 2021 Heart for Journalism Ethics journalist-in-home. Blakinger’s operate on felony justice has led to big modifications in healthcare care in Texas prisons, spurred the generation of a e book club in the Harris County jail and sparked the development of a regulation superior shielding family members from the wrongful removal of kids by welfare organizations.
  • James Causey is an award-successful particular jobs reporter, editorial columnist and contributing editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A previous Nieman Fellow, he started his journalism vocation at the Sentinel at the age of 15 and has covered psychological health, work, housing and incarceration. 
  • Keith Findley is a UW–Madison professor of regulation and the co-founder of the Innocence Undertaking. His parts of skills involve proof, wrongful convictions, felony legislation and course of action, forensic science and policing. He is previous president of the Innocence Community and co-founder of the Heart for Integrity in Forensic Science. 

Kathleen Bartzen Culver, James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics and director of the Middle, will reasonable the discussion, which examine subject areas this kind of as the role of media in reinforcing the status quo, moral concerns in covering a program and symbolizing the people today caught up in that technique, and the role of “solutions journalism” in engaging the public in criminal justice issues. 

“At a time when men and women across the place are inquiring hard thoughts about our justice programs, it is crucial that journalists do the identical,” Culver mentioned. “I’m happy the Heart can bring collectively these skilled voices to assistance us transfer news protection of criminal offense and justice ahead.” 

Blakinger will be viewing the Center for Journalism Ethics the 7 days of Sept. 27 as section of the Center’s journalist in residence method, an initiative now in its sixth 12 months. The software delivers renowned journalists to campus to market engagement with UW–Madison learners and the public. 

The Heart for Journalism Ethics, housed in the College of Journalism and Mass Interaction at the UW-Madison, delivers an intercontinental hub for the evaluation of the role of experienced and private ethics in the pursuit of truthful, accurate and principled journalism. Started in 2008, the Heart delivers means for journalists, educators, students and the public, like internationally regarded yearly conferences checking out vital difficulties in journalism.

The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports jobs that improve the roots of community daily life via schooling and cultural courses that inspire civic participation and specific imagination. The mini-grant supporting this party will come in element from funding from the Countrywide Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, discovering, conclusions or tips expressed in this undertaking do not necessarily stand for these of the Countrywide Endowment for the Humanities.

For facts, get hold of Krista Eastman, Middle for Journalism Ethics administrator, at [email protected]