MMC 910 Journalism and Society Session 4: Evolution of Journalism and Ethics in Traditional and Online Media
MMC910 Journalism and Society • Our speaker today as advertised is Magda Abu-Fadil, old friend, international journalist, journalism and media trainer, now co-owner of new company Media Unlimited • Magda will take a look at the evolution of journalism and then go into ethics in traditional and online media
Speakers at MMC910 • With Magda, we start our series of professional speakers who will enhance readings and lectures with their experiences and knowledge of the role of journalism and media in society • I would like to put brief news items from the MMC program and these speakers on the UOWD website. A photographer is coming for a few minutes today. Let me know if you don’t want to be photographed – it is your right!
Housekeeping • Some interesting reading today in two pieces by Mishaal Al Gergawi, Emirati commentator GCC Union is a Lofty Aspiration, English in Gulf News, Arabic in Al Ittihad Emirates Festival of Literature: • signed up for 9 pm March 8 – Riz Khan with Steve Coll • Friday, March 9 - Kate Addie, Rym Ghazal, Martin Kemp, and Kevin Murray
Upcoming Conferences • WAN-IFRA 7th Middle East Conference, Feb.29-March 1 www.wan-ifra.org/events JW Marriott • MEPRA Conference, March 4-5 (free) www.mepra.orgZayed University at Knowledge Village • PR World Congress, March 14-15 (5 free slots for students) www.prwcdubai.com at Grand Hyatt • Arab Media Forum, May 8-9 (register for free at www.arabmediaforum.com) at Grand Hyatt
Conference Report Government Communications in Sharjah, Sharjah Media Center, Feb. 26, 27 From Ethar
As you read • Take notes – material may be in Week 8 Exam • Save information, references, titles that seem interesting – for presentation, paper, and/or essay • Come to class with comments about your reading • Come to class with observations about what journalism is doing in today’s society: bring examples
MMC910 Journalism and Society That’s it for tonight. See you Wednesday in MMC911 – meeting in Block 14-202 At 7pm we go to Library for research training with MIST 926