Institute for Media and Public Trust presents First Amendment Forum

View of the Fresno State Peace Garden

Fresno State’s Institute for Media and Public Trust will present a First Amendment forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center. This free event is open to the public. The forum will feature an expert panel that will explore free-speech issues on university […]

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Fresno State launches Institute for Media and Public Trust

Jim Boren will lead the Institute for Media and Public Trust

~ Excerpted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State has established the Institute for Media and Public Trust to study media literacy and “fake news,” and develop strategies to restore trust in all forms of media. The First Amendment will be at the center of the Institute for Media and Public Trust’s work, said President Joseph I. Castro. […]

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Lyles Center, Ethics Center and BBB honor Jim Boren with ethical leadership award

Celebration of Ethics to honor Jim Boren

A new partnership between the Better Business Bureau Serving Central California & Inland Empire Counties and Fresno State’s Lyle Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and The Ethics Center will celebrate ethical leadership and highlight the good work done in our community. The “Celebration of Ethical Leadership” event, at noon to 1:30 p.m. on May 9 […]

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Fresno State partners with FCC for High School Journalism Day

Fresno State partners with Fresno City College for High School Journalism Day

Fresno State will partner with Fresno City College for High School Journalism Day from 9-1 p.m. Friday, March 9, to present a variety of workshops concerning journalism. The event will be held at Fresno City in the Old Administration Building (the building numbered 2 on the parking map).

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New Faces: Bee veterans Jim Boren and Donald Munro join the MCJ faculty

New Faces in MCJ: Jim Boren and Donald Munro

Two longtime veterans of The Fresno Bee join the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, where they will teach aspiring young journalists in the print option. Former Executive Editor Jim Boren will teach two sections of the upper division writing course MCJ 102W – Reporting. And Donald Munro, who has provided a local voice for the Fresno arts scene since 2001, will teach MCJ 104 – Editing of Publications.

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Friends of the Madden Library present panel on fake news

Faith Sidlow, an assistant professor in the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, will moderate a panel discussion on “Fake News, Alternative Facts and Media Bias,” with The Fresno Bee Executive Editor and Senior Vice President Jim Boren, journalist and writer Lloyd Carter, and PowerTalk 96.7 radio host Trevor Carey. This event is presented by Friends of the Madden Library.

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Armbruster receives media service award

Shirley Melikian Armbruster

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Shirley Melikian Armbruster, associate vice president for University Communications at Fresno State, received the 2017 Jim Tucker Media Service Award presented by the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism for her journalistic and communications accomplishments. The award was established in 2004 as a tribute to Jim Tucker’s decades of service to […]

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Fake news in journalism talk kicks off Ethics Lecture Series

Ethics lecture series

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com The Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series begins its spring semester line-up at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, with a panel discussion on “Journalism, Fake News and The First Amendment” in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Business building). The panel will feature Jim Boren, executive editor and senior vice president of […]

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Lecture: Journalism, Fake News and the First Amendment

Photo illustrating fake news

Legitimate news organizations are under assault because of the rise in prevalence of “fake news.” A panel discussion on “Journalism, Fake News and the First Amendment” will be presented from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, to discuss the state of journalism in 2017. Panelists will include: Faith Sidlow, professor of Media, Communications and Journalism Jes […]

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