Ethics in the Media symposium

Journalism students looking for some much needed information on their chosen field will receive the chance to attend a valuable symposium, “Ethics in the Media” this Wednesday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. in DVickers room 138.
The free event is sponsored by the Southeastern Lyceum Arts & Lecture Committee, is open to the public and students of all majors.
Three esteemed Southeastern journalism alumni will speak on ethical issues facing the journalism industry, past tough situations they have faced and answer questions from the audience. Stacey Plaisance of Associated Press, Paul Purpura of The Times-Picayune and Danny Hietman of The Advocate will be there to educate students on trials they may face in the work field. 
Both Plaisance and Purpura served as editors at The Lion’s Roar, and each have an extensive amount of experience covering the city of New Orleans. Purpura currently works as the courts beat reporter for The Times-Picayune and started as a weekend crime and general assignment reporter.
Plasisance started at the Associated Press in 1999 and since has covered everything from red carpets to hurricanes. During her time, she has learned hybrid journalism; a reporter who can shoot, edit and package video footage.
Hietman juggled work at multiple papers during college. He was as an editor for historic former Ponchatoula newspaper The Enterprise, worked as a contributor to the Daily Star and interned at The Advocate. Before his senior year, Hietman worked in Washington D.C. as the recipient of the Lyndon B. Johnson internship.
Dr. Joe Mirando, the Elizabeth Weeks Jones Endowed Professor of Humanities, has served on the Southeastern faculty since 1982 and will be speaking on his own thoughts of media ethics.
For more information on the symposium call the Department of Language and Communication at 549-2105.