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Media Ethics Forum: "Where to Draw the Line in Media Reporting?"
Date Saturday April 17
Time 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location Details
The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author
MEDIA ETHICS FORUM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2004 FROM
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. -- HOSTED BY THE SF LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
Date: 4/7/2004


Media Ethics Forum: "Where to Draw the Line in Media Reporting?"

Join the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the San
Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in a panel
discussion regarding journalistic ethics and the fine line drawn between the media's
involvement in the stories they cover and the possible perception of bias from
the public.

After the decision by the San Francisco Chronicle to reassign reporter Rachel
Gordon and photographer Liz Mangelsdorf, in light of their marriage to each
other, larger questions have been raised about the role of the media and the
evolving nature and responsibilities adhered to journalists and their editors.
For instance, many news reporters now write opinion pieces while others have
found themselves in the Sunday talk show circuit. As journalists strive for
stories that are fair, accurate, and inclusive, they also make personal sacrifices
and commitments depending on the demands of their profession.

Panelists will include staff from the San Francisco Chronicle as well as
others -- so stayed tuned. We hope we can have an honest and fair discussion about
the larger questions of journalistic fairness and accuracy when and if
journalists become part of the stories they cover, and what lessons can we learn
from the gray areas of media reporting.

Following the presentation, join us for photo montage of same-sex couples
that have been married or plan to marry -- courtesy of the San Francisco
Chronicle.

To attend this event, please R.S.V.P. to Eddie Gutierrez, GLAAD's Southwest
Regional Media Manager, at gutierrez@glaad.org (323-634-2011).

Location:

Saturday, April 17, 2004
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-865-5555


The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to
promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and
events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based
on gender identity and sexual orientation.

The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center¹s mission
is to provide space & programs that welcome the entire LGBT community & our
allies; to unite our community across lines of age, race gender and economics;
to give visibility to the history, culture and diversity of our community; to
organize and plan our political and cultural future; and to nurture new
organizations and programs to meet emerging community needs.
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