Local Journalists and Professors Talk Free Speech and Ethics at Mercyhurst University Panel

Journalism and academia meet at the crossroads of free speech and ethics this evening.

A panel discussion on ethics in journalism and the importance of the first amendment held tonight at Mercyhurst University. The event held in recognition of the upcoming Constitution Day on September 17th.

The panel, made up of members of Mercyhurst's philosophy and communications department as well as working journalists in the area. Topics ranged from covering the Trump administration to the role of journalism in the new media environment.

"To see how professionals handle these questions particulary when they are being questioned on the value of their own work, how do you address those questions that challenge the work that you're doing," said Dr. Verna Ehret, Director of Evelyn Lincoln Inst. For Ethics & Society.

Among tonight's panelists was JET24/FOX66/Yourerie.com's own Emmy award winning journalist Scott Bremner. 

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