Oppenheimer Symposium: Washington’s War on the Press
Special Vandal Friday Event
"Washington’s War on the Press"
Friday, March 28 - 4 p.m.
University of Idaho, Moscow
Paul Farhi - Guest Speaker
Did the Wikileaks revelations and the Edward Snowden NSA-spying leaks escalate Washington’s war against the press? Paul Farhi, media reporter for The Washington Post, will address that question when he opens the 2014 Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium. This provocative presentation is free and open to everyone.
About Paul Farhi
Paul Farhi has been a staff writer for The Washington Post for 25 years, and during that time he has covered multiple subjects, including business, presidential politics, popular culture and the news media. Farhi is also a senior contributing editor to the American Journalism Review and frequent contributor to numerous magazines. Among his many awards is the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism from the National Press Club which he has received in each of the last three years.
2014 Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium
Saturday, March 29
University of Idaho - Moscow campus
Schedule of Events
Free and open to the public but of particular interest to high school and college journalism students and their teachers:
- 8 a.m. – Coffee and continental breakfast.
- 8:30 a.m. – Greetings and introductions; Kenton Bird, director, University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media.
- 8:35 a.m. – The future of media in America; an informal conversation with Paul Farhi, media reporter for The Washington Post, facilitated by Steven A. Smith, clinical assistant professor, University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media. 9:45 a.m. – New developments in scholastic media law and practice, social media regulation; talk by Frank LoMonte, executive director, Student Press Law Center
- Noon – Reporting on race, diversity and culture at the high school and college level; an informal brown-bag-lunch conversation with former print journalist Jennifer W. Sanchez, facilitated by Rebecca Tallent, assistant professor, University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media and Society of Professional Journalists national board member.
- 1:30 p.m. – Adjourn
The Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium is produced by the University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media and is underwritten by a gift from university alumni Douglas F. Oppenheimer, president of Boise-based Oppenheimer Companies, and Arthur F. (Skip) Oppenheimer, chairman of the board.