Lecture Programs

N.N. Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Established in 1994, the Dr. N.N. Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics is supported by an endowment from Margaret L. Oweida in memory of her husband, the late Dr. N.N. Oweida, a surgeon from New Kensington, Pa. The lecture focuses on journalism ethics, and previous visitors for the lecture have focused on theoretical and practical challenges that face journalists every day in regard to ethics.

Upcoming

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics

Mark Russell

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Mark Russell, executive editor of Memphis Commercial Appeal, will be the featued speaker for the annual Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics. Russell has served in the role since June 2017. He was previously head of opinion/engagement for the USA Today Network-Tennessee as well as managing editor and news director for the Commercial Appeal.

Previous Lectures

March 19, 2014

“Truth and Trust in the 21st Century”

Kelly McBride

Kelly McBride, a senior faculty member at the Poynter Institute, will present a free public lecture about journalism ethics. McBride is a writer, teacher and one of the country’s leading voices when it comes to media ethics. She has been on the faculty of the Poynter Institute since 2002. The title of her presentation is "Truth and Trust in the 21st Century: How the Ethics of Journalism and Democracy are Changing."

“The Elections, the Media, and the Donald: How We Missed the Story”

March 16, 2016

“The Elections, the Media, and the Donald: How We Missed the Story”

David Folkenflik

A free public lecture and question-and-answer session by David Folkenflik, an NPR media correspondent based in New York City. His stories are broadcast on NPR's newsmagazines and shows, including "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition" and "Talk of the Nation."