Cal Poly will host an inaugural symposium on Oct. 10 dedicated to ethical communication and to “inspire a new generation of journalists, content providers and storytellers to act with integrity.”
“In an era when anyone with a smartphone and a Facebook page can become a publisher, it’s more important than ever to recommit to the values that drive trustworthy news and information,” said journalism department chair Mary Glick.
The Jim Hayes Symposium, named in honor of the Cal Poly journalism professor who died in June, will bring together journalists, scholars and publicists to address challenges and how to set the example of ethical standards.
The event, which costs $70 per person to attend, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kevin Riggs, senior vice president of Randle Communications and a former KCRA television reporter, will moderate the forum.
The lineup of speakers includes the following:
- David Kerley, ABC news correspondent, Washington, D.C.
- Peter King, media director, Office of the President, University of California
- Patrick Lin, director, Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group and associate professor of philosophy, Cal Poly
- Robert Logan, senior staff, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
- Judy Muller, professor, communication and journalism, University of Southern California and former ABC news reporter and NPR commentator
Tickets include breakfast, lunch, parking and a copy of the symposium summary report.