May 2015 Limits of Free Speech: Publishing in a Hacked and Charlie Hebdo World

Updated! First Amendment Freedom vs. Ethical Restraint in a Fast-Changing Media Landscape

Should news outlets report stolen information like Sony’s hacked files, or duplicate images such as Mohammed drawings that inflame to the point of murder? At what point does the freedom to report and to express ourselves collide with other obligations? Or does it ever? On Wednesday, April 15, The Deadline Club brings together an A-list panel of media figures and a Muslim activist to debate free speech vs. ethics, responsibility, and news value in extreme times.

Panelists include: Victor Navasky of the Nation and author of “The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power” and professor/director at Columbia J-School;  Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and author of the upcoming “Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America;” Signe Wilkinson, Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist for the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer; David Wallis, New York Observer deputy editor and author of “Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression;” and Gail Gove, chief counsel of news for Reuters and adjunct professor of media law and ethics at the CUNY-J School. The moderator is Jessica Seigel, adjunct professor at the NYU journalism school and former Chicago Tribune national correspondent.

At a Glance:

What: Limits of Free Speech: Publishing in a Hacked and Charlie Hebdo World
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Reception at 6:30 p.m, panel begins 7:00 p.m.
Where: The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street
RSVP: Students and Club members free. Tickets $10 for others. Please register HERE.

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