EKU hosting ‘Guardians of Kentucky’ program April 15 to celebrate First Amendment Week

John Nelson

Features panel discussing on-the-job threats received, accessing information and safety concerns for journalists

Join Eastern Kentucky University’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter for a panel discussion with the “Guardians of Kentucky” as part of First Amendment Week celebrations.

Moderated by John Nelson, editorial director of Landmark Community Newspapers, the program takes place Monday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. in Combs 318 on Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond campus.

These journalists and editors from across the Commonwealth will speak on threats they have received on the job, retribution against newsrooms, challenges when accessing information and safety concerns of journalists in the era of “fake news.”​

Ryan Craig

Abigail Whitehouse

Panelists include:

Jeff Vanderbeck, Appalachian News-Express

Ben Carlson, The Anderson News

Ryan Craig, formerly of the Todd County Standard and current Kentucky Kernel adviser

Abigail Whitehouse, Interior Journal

Miranda Combs, WKYT

First Amendment Week sponsors include the Society of Professional Journalists, Eastern Progress Media Network and EKU’s Department of Communication and Department of Government.

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