ASNE president to present ethics lecture

January 19, 2010

A respected journalist who serves as president of the American Society of News Editors will present the annual Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23, in Kern Auditorium on the University Park campus of Penn State. The lecture is free and open to the public.

As president of the American Society of News Editors, Marty Kaiser directs the nation’s largest organization of news leaders. He also serves as editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and was recognized by Editor & Publisher Magazine as “Editor of the Year” -- one of journalism’s highest awards for leadership -- in 2009.

Under his direction, the Journal Sentinel has won several national awards and received the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in 2008. As the paper’s leader, Kaiser pushed forward during difficult economic times and reaffirmed its commitment to reporting breaking news and in-depth coverage. He improved the paper’s online media and encouraged his staff to find the best ways to deliver news. Kaiser joined the Journal Sentinel in 1994 as managing editor and became editor in 1997. 

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. M.N. Oweida, a surgeon from New Kensington, Pa.

Previous visitors for the lecture include: Thomas Kunkel, former dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland; Keith Woods, dean of faculty, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies; Alex Jones, director, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University; Michael Getler, ombudsman, The Washington Post; and Michael Josephson, founder, the Joseph and Edna Josephson institute of Ethics.

  • Marty Kaiser

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